Ginetta confirmed Thursday the acquisition of Juno Race Cars, which will see the build of a new LMP3 car for 2015.
The British manufacturer has taken the wraps off the Ginetta-Juno LMP3, which will be eligible for competition in the European and Asian Le Mans Series beginning next year.
“Le Mans holds a special place in my heart and it is with great pleasure I can achieve my goal of taking Ginetta-Juno into ELMS and ALMS, with a broader plan of competing in a Ginetta at the Le Mans 24hrs,” said Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, a former Le Mans class winner.
“There is definitely a market for an affordable top-tier sports car and I have no doubt our innovative new partnership will be a winning combination.”
The Ginetta-Juno LMP3 is still early in its development, although having completed “very favorable results” in its first CFD runs.
Juno founder Ewan Baldry, who previously worked as a design engineer with Williams F1, will remain with the project as Ginetta’s new technical director.
“Lawrence has clearly demonstrated his commitment to success having already taken Ginetta from a small manufacturer to a worldwide renowned motorsport player, and it is fantastic to be part of his vision for the future,” Baldry said.
“We are very confident the Ginetta-Juno LMP3 car will be a force to be reckoned with and clearly it provides another option for the drivers progressing through Ginetta’s, already established, route to the top.”
Ginetta-Juno joins Onroak Automotive, Wolf, Tatuus, Riley Technologies and SORA Composites as manufacturers that all have laid out plans to build cars for the new platform.