Two Junos In The VdeV
The NEC on Thursday revealed some interesting ‘small prototype’
news – notably from Juno, Radical and Norma.
Juno news first.
Ewan Baldry’s company will have two new cars
competing in the VdeV series in 2006, for Adrian Mardlin / Rob Croydon
and Sam Allpass / TBA (probably Brendan Deschamps).
“Myself, Adrian Mardlin and Ian Woodcock have
set up the team to run the cars,” reported Rob Croydon yesterday.
“We’re effectively the Juno works team for Europe, but
we’ll be racing in the Britsports series at home too: there
are no date clashes at all.”
Croydon is a huge fan of the VdeV, and by competing
again in the whole series, he’s expecting to indulge in five
four races, two six hour races and the 12 hours event to end the
season at Magny-Cours.
“I did 32 races in 2005, over 21 weekends
– and I’m expecting to be racing on 21 weekends again
The Junos are based on the company’s SS3 model,
but have undergone a few modifications in order to satisfy the CN
regulations. They’ll be powered by Honda K20 engines, prepared
by Mountune Racing.
From now on all Juno chassis will have the CN modifications,
so that the chassis will have the versatility to race in a range
of different championships.
“We have had an eye on the French championship
over the past couple of years and I visited the Dijon round in 2005,”
comments Ewan Baldry. “It was during this trip that I met
with Adrian (Mardlin) and since then we have worked together in
the planning for 2006. I am delighted that our cars will be raced
by the winning team of 2005. I know Woody and his team will do a
"One big advantage of buying the Juno is that
it is future proofed,” commented Adrian Mardlin. “We
know that we can take it all the way up to 400bhp and beyond, achieving
practically LMP2 levels of performance, without changing anything
more than the engine."
was present at the NEC with his company’s new track day car,