Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (September 12, 2023) - WeatherTech Racing is headed to the penultimate race on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, the Tirerack.com Battle on the Bricks, to run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sept. 15-17.
The IMSA WeatherTech Championship returns to Indy after a nine-year absence. Daniel Juncadella (Spain) and Jules Gounon (France) both have a lot of race laps at the 2.4-mile, 14-turn road course from their time running the SRO Motorsports Indianapolis 8 Hour race. Juncadella has kissed the bricks at Indy winning the SRO race last year and Gounon was on the pole position for that race. The No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Mercedes-Benz of Billings, Montana support received a weight break heading into this weekend’s race.
“I like Indy,” Juncadella said. “I have good memories from the eight-hour last year, where we won. The track is pretty flat, and simple to drive. It has a lot of history and is such a big facility that it is fun to race there. Going across the start/finish line with the bricks is cool. We received a pretty good weight reduction on the car for this weekend. I feel good going into the race with the WeatherTech Racing/Proton team and Jules.”
“Last year I took pole position for the eight-hour race and Dani won,” Gounon said. “My favorite sector is the small esses and running by the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course section. We got help with some of the weight off of the WeatherTech Mercedes-AMG GT3 this weekend which will help getting off the turns. Let’s see what we can do with just two more races left in the season.”
The IMSA WeatherTech Tirerack.com at Indy will be televised live on NBC Sports and Peacock, starting at 1 p.m. ET, Sunday. Radio Le Mans will carry the full race at IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com, and SiriusXM Radio (XM 207, SiriusXM Web/App 992).