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Kaiser Rejoins Juncos for Long Beach

Kyle Kaiser returns to Juncos Racing for Long Beach; 19 entries for DPi/GTLM-only round…

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Kyle Kaiser will rejoin Juncos Racing for next weekend’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.

The 23-year-old Californian, who made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut with the team in January’s  Rolex 24 at Daytona, is set to share driving duties of Juncos’ No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R with full-season driver Will Owen.

Kaiser, who took part in last month’s NTT IndyCar Series race with Juncos at Circuit of The Americas, is believed to be signed for Long Beach-only, as the Ricardo Juncos-owned squad continues its search for a season-long funded driver alongside Owen.

Argentinian TC2000 star Agustin Canapino was confirmed at the last-minute for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, having joined Owen and Michelin Endurance Cup driver Rene Binder for the second round of the season.

19 Entries for DPi/GTLM Only Street Race

A total of 19 entries, split between DPi and GT Le Mans cars, are set for next weekend’s 100-minute race on the streets of Long Beach, with no other driver lineup or team changes beyond Kaiser’s confirmation.

Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande head into the race tied for the DPi points lead with Whelen Engineering Racing’s Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani, who are coming off victory at Sebring.

GTLM is effectively headed up by Porsche’s Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy, despite being two points behind championship leader Philipp Eng, who is registered for only the Endurance Cup races with BMW Team RLL.

Track action gets underway on Friday April 12, with the race set for Saturday afternoon.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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