Mercedes-AMG DTM pilot and ambitious age-group triathlete Daniel Juncadella will start as of now in his triathlon races as a member of TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD. Together with the professional triathletes of TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD he will be preparing for a planned start at the Ironman World Championships 2016 in Hawaii. Moreover, he will also take part in joint activities for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
"TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD – More than just a professional triathlon team" – this claim was associated right from the beginning with the presence of the professional team headed by the ten times long distance winner Timo Bracht. According to the slogan "Join TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD and support social sports projects of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation" the team has been inviting fans and age-group athletes with specific actions to become members of the SPORT FOR GOOD Community to promote the project activities of the foundation and to generate donations.
Now, the team can rely on a prominent supporter: Mercedes-Benz DTM pilot and ambitious age-group triathlete Daniel Juncadella will start as of now in his triathlon races as a member of TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD.
"We are very happy that Daniel is joining our more extensive team approach. Indeed our goal is to gain support for this cause not only from our professionals but also from prominent persons and opinion leaders with a passion for triathlon," Team Manager Karsten Streng explains the model of TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD. "Together with Daniel we will carry out actions which will benefit the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation."
Timo Bracht, who welcomed officially the pilot of Mercedes-Benz at the DTM Finale at Hockenheim as a new member to the team, added: "I am convinced that we can learn a lot from one another. Daniel is not only one of the best races drivers around, he is also an extremely talented and fast triathlete."
The 24-year-old Catalan, who only began with triathlon in parallel to his career in motorsport in 2013, has demonstrated this impressively: he finished his second middle distance at Ironman 70.3 Budapest in 4:17 hours and came 30th overall! This despite having to reduce his training frequency due to test races in Formula 1 with Team Force India and his DTM races for Mercedes-Benz in 2014.
"I am very proud to be able to compete together with the professional triathletes of TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD for a good cause. Due to our common partner Mercedes-Benz there is a close connection to the Laureus Foundation which I now can also support through my hobby, triathlon. This really is fantastic", Daniel Juncadella describes his motivation of joining the team. "Besides I can count now on an excellent group of experts helping me to qualify for the Ironman World Championships 2016 in Hawaii."
The pilot of Mercedes Benz does not want to embark on the journey to Kona on his own. According to the slogan "Road to Kona 2016", also the athletes of TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD are determined to start on the Pacific island, including Timo Bracht. It would be his 14th race on Big Island: "I am very happy about him joining us because he lives the fascination of triathlon. When he recovered from his injury, Daniel experienced by himself that "our" three basic disciplines promote health, improve one's level of fitness and can create a real passion. This is precisely what I have been supporting for years as representative of triathlon sports."