Enter Norma UK
Jonathan (“Jonno”) Coleman, Nigel Greensall and Iain
Dockerill are the men behind Norma UK: the new company will be launched
at the NEC in Birmingham this Thursday.
Norma UK will
be selling the successful Norma range of cars to UK customers: the
main model is the M20 Evo 2006, powered by 250 bhp of Honda Civic
Type R engine. The 2005 version has been remarkably successful in
the VdeV series in France – with the likes of Coleman and
Greensall at the wheel.
The three partners in Norma UK are proposing to
race in the VdeV again in 2006, selected rounds of the new Norma
UK Cup (see below) – and in some Le Mans Series races and
at Le Mans…. presumably in another make of chassis?
And then there’s the Norma UK Cup.
“We felt that our customer’s would want
a series to challenge themselves against other competitors in similar
machines on some of the best circuits in the country,” comments
Jonathan Coleman. “We envisage this as the first step to creating
our own stand alone championship, once we believe we have enough
customers to sustain it and put on a good show. We feel this will
only be a matter of time judging by the reaction to the car and
the success the car has had on the continent.”
The dates are as follows:
24/25 March Silverstone International 100mins
07/08 April Oulton Park Long circuit 120mins
21/22 April TBA 100mins
26/27 May Snetterton 100mins
16/17/18 June Brands Hatch GP circuit 145mins
07/08/09 July Zolder
05 August Donington Park 100mins
08-10 September Silverstone GP circuit 90mins
05 November Donington Park
18/19 Nov Brands Hatch Indy
“Having raced the car successfully over the
past season I can’t see how this series will not be a big
success as the Norma M20 is one of the best cars I’ve driven,”
commented Nigel Greensall.