Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (June 20, 2023) - WeatherTech Racing is headed to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, to run at Watkins Glen International, June 22-25.
Daniel Juncadella (Spain) and Jules Gounon (France) are coming off a surprising win at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The team travels to upstate New York second in GTD Pro points, just 41 out of first, and they lead the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup standings with 29. The Michelin Endurance Cup lead comes on the strength of finishing third at Sebring and winning the Rolex 24 Hours with Cooper MacNeil and Maro Engel.
The duo are new to the 3.4-mile, 11-turn, Watkins Glen International circuit. Juncadella and the WeatherTech Racing/Proton team tested there two weeks ago, but the track located in the Finger Lakes region of New York will be new out of the windshield of the No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Mercedes-Benz of Billings, Montana support for Gounon.
“I got my first real taste of The Glen 10 days ago,” Juncadella said. “It is fast, high grip, and one of the best discoveries of the year! We are coming in from a really strong showing in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Championship as well as coming off of a win at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
“Having the test is really going to benefit us this weekend. Neither Jules or I have raced there before. I have been talking to him already and I am exciting to race this track for the first time this weekend.”
Gounon is excited to add another track to his racing dossier.
“I am looking forward to exploring the Watkins Glen Circuit,” Gounon said. “I wasn’t able to participate in the test as I was racing in Europe. Dani told me it is an amazing track. It looks like another amazing U.S. track. The fast corner that leads to the Bus Stop looks great. I am big fan of fast tracks.
“We have done well at the long races so far this year with our win at the Rolex 24 and the podium at Sebring. We want to keep that podium streak going this weekend at The Glen.”
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen will be televised live on Peacock, starting at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday then will switch over to USA from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.