Indianapolis, Indiana June 23, 2024

The Laguna Seca road course on the central coast of California has long been famed as one of the trickiest races on the calendar, where no mistakes are forgiven by the ever-changing track conditions, patchy pavement, and high-speed corners. However, Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Romain Grosjean and Agustin Canapino didn’t shy from the challenge, seeing 25 combined on-track overtakes and a triumphant team-best finish of 4th place from Romain Grosjean at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey.

Ricardo Juncos:

“A crazy race full of full-course yellows, a lot of speed through the whole weekend to be honest with both cars. Both drivers did a fantastic job, obviously the best finish of the team with P4. Romain Grosjean did an outstanding job and you can see at the end of the day on the last few laps when he has a podium right there, he was thinking for the team, he was thinking for the points. I mean, he did an outstanding job and [there’s] nothing [else] to say, like everything was perfect on his side, pit stops as well and all the crew members both cars. I want to thank all engineers, sponsors, the drivers – everybody. This is a big team effort so really happy, and we still have nine more races to win the championship, so we’re getting closer every time. I’m really happy, thank you everybody.”

Romain dominated Saturday’s qualifying session to secure his best start of the season, crossing the green flag in 8th position. Following the race-winning three-stop strategy, Romain fought on the softer Alternate tires with defending series champion Alex Palou, holding on to second place before coming in for his second pit stop. He fought his way back to the top among a series of late-race yellow flags, crossing the checkered flag in a team-best result of fourth place.

Romain Grosjean:

“What a good race. I think we knew we had a fast race car, but it was a tough race and we saw a few people going off [track] a few times. I went off myself a few times. It was very physical, very hard, but I think we did an amazing job with Chevy and the whole team all weekend. I am very proud of everyone. It was very close to the podium, but a little bit too many safety cars at the end because I was on blacks, and I knew I didn’t have much tack. I was coming for [Alexander] Rossi. We are good friends, so it is all good anyway. A fantastic job by everyone and we keep working and we keep getting better. I think that is good for all of us so we are happy with that.”

Agustin followed the popular three-stop strategy similar to his teammate, running in the top 15 for a majority of the race before facing a drive-through penalty with three laps to go. The Argentine finished the race in 18th, picking up 12 championship points.

Agustin Canapino:

“We finished 18th due to receiving a penalty for contact toward the end of the race which hurt our finishing position. Now we are looking forward to the next race at Mid-Ohio.”

The strong points finish moves Grosjean up to 14th in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship with 144 points, while Canapino lands in 21st with 86 points. The teams get back on track at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course as they take on the Honda Indy 200 July 7 at 1:30 PM ET on NBC and Peacock.