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Macau winner Dani Juncadella to return with Fortec

by Peter Allen
Dani Juncadella

Photo: CGPM

Former European Formula 3 champion and Macau Grand Prix winner Dani Juncadella will return to the category to contest the 2015 running of the prestigious Asian city race with Fortec Motorsports.

The Spaniard replaces Pietro Fittipaldi in the Fortec line-up for Macau. The British outfit’s cars are powered by Mercedes, which Juncadella represented during his F3 career and then in the DTM for the past three years.

He will need to contest the Euroformula Open season finale at his home circuit of Barcelona on 31 October-1 November in order to have taken part in an F3 race this year and thus be eligible for the event that takes place three weeks later.

Juncadella won the Macau Grand Prix in 2011, beating Felipe Nasr and Marco Wittmann. He became European champion a year later, but crashed out of the Macau race.

The 24-year-old has spent the last three seasons competing in the DTM for Mercedes, as well as being Formula 1 reserve driver for Force India in 2014 and taking in GT events this year.

He will be one of two former Macau winners on the entry list that could join Edoardo Mortara as a two-time winner, the other being 2014 victor and this year’s European champion Felix Rosenqvist.

Macau Grand Prix entry list
No. Driver Team
1 Felix Rosenqvist SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam
2 Jake Dennis SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam
3 Lance Stroll SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam
5 Kenta Yamashita Tom?s
6 Nick Cassidy Tom?s
7 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin
8 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin
9 George Russell Carlin
10 Callum Ilott Carlin
11 Mitsunori Takaboshi B-Max Racing Team
12 Yuhi Sekiguchi B-Max Racing Team
15 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing
16 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing
17 Alexander Albon Signature
18 Dorian Boccolacci Signature
19 Markus Pommer Motopark
20 Sergio Sette C?mara Motopark
21 Daniel Juncadella Fortec Motorsport
22 Chang Wing Chung Fortec Motorsport
23 Hongwei Cao Fortec Motorsport
24 Santino Ferrucci Mucke Motorsport
25 Mikkel Jensen Mucke Motorsport
27 Arjun Maini Three Bond with T-Sport
28 Ryan Tveter Team West-Tec F3
29 Sam Macleod Team West-Tec F3
30 Alexander Sims Double R Racing
31 Matthew Solomon Double R Racing
32 Li Zhi Cong Jo Zeller Racing