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Ginetta Acquires Juno, Plans LMP3 Car

Ginetta acquires Juno Racing Cars, reveals new-for-2015 LMP3 car…

Ginetta-Juno LMP3 Render 1

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.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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