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 in 2006.”

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 fantastic job.”

"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."

Ewan Baldry was present at the NEC with his company’s new track day car, the TR220.


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