Posted 26 May 2009 - 20:46
Are there any details about his career?
Posted 26 May 2009 - 21:08
My recollection is that he was a very fast driver and a nice person too. If my memory is correct, he won the 1980 or 1981 championship.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 21:16
Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:28
Some more details about him?
Jos√© Junqueira was quite a competent touring car driver from Minas Gerais (as Bruno is), active from the mid-1970s to the mid/late-1980s. I suspect that what propelled him into the sport were those races around the Mineir√£o soccer stadium, between 1969 and 1973. Junqueira may have even raced in a few of them (I'm not sure, need to research that... it was before my time there!), or in the supporting kart events.
He was a sort of stalwart of the Copa Passat, and then joined the Brazilian Makes & Drivers Championship when this was created, in 1983 (if I remember correctly). He raced mostly Volkswagens, but I remember him driving a blue and yellow Fiat Uno at the Makes & Drivers series.
(ovfi, Da Matta won the Copa Passat in 1980 as well - I don't think Junqueira ever won that series... Did he?)
Junqueira was a very quiet, unassuming guy. I remember meeting him a few times when I was a marshal, in my teens.