Lawrence Tomlinson today confirmed his intentions to return to the European Le Mans Series in 2015, with the Ginetta Chairman and former Le Mans winner taking over sport scar manufacture Juno.
The move will see the manufacture produce the new V8 engined Ginetta-Juno LMP3 for the ELMS in 2015 when the class makes its debut, with the car being built around a strict set of regulations which ensures a cap on budget for manufacturing, whilst also allowing a step up into LMP2, as well as adding another path on to the Ginetta ladder.
LMP3, which is also eligible in the Asian Le Mans Series, also allows ACO initiatives aimed at reducing running costs in terms of spare parts, support and personnel to take place.
“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 Tomlinson. “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.”
Juno founder and now Ginetta Technical Director, Ewan Baldry, also commented, saying; “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.
“Juno has worked successfully in sports prototype motorsport and it is great to be moving up the ladder. 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.”
Juno’s past cars have included the CN2011 for the 2011 SPEED Series, with the manufacture still making the heavily revised CN2012 for the series.