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For­mula Ford star Joey Foster will switch to the Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship this year to share Lanan Rac­ing’s first Porsche Cay­man Club­sport GT4 with young ace Alex Reed.

Lanan Rac­ing has be­come the first team to reg­is­ter a full­crewed Cay­man Club­sport GT4 for the Bri­tish cham­pi­onship, with triple Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy win­ner Foster, 33, and Lotus Cup UK racer Reed, 17, in the first of its two cars.

Cor­nish­man Foster, a for­mer Aus­tralian F3 cham­pion, has worked as a driver coach for Lanan’s BRDC For­mula 4 team in re­cent years, which has led to this op­por­tu­nity.

Reed will be­come one of Bri­tish GT’S youngest-ever driv­ers, hav­ing im­pressed by tak­ing two race wins in his maiden sea­son of sportscar rac­ing with a Lotus Ex­ige last year. He for­merly raced Re­nault Clios.

Foster said: “This chance has been a long time com­ing and I still can’t quite be­lieve it’s ac­tu­ally here. I’ve wanted to do GTS for a while, and to get into Bri­tish GT with Lanan is bril­liant. The team feels like fam­ily to me, so I al­ready have the re­la­tion­ships there.

“I’ve not worked with Alex yet, but his record last sea­son speaks for it­self. He’s clearly a young lad with a lot of po­ten­tial and hope­fully some of my ex­pe­ri­ence can rub off on him and per­haps he’ll teach me a few things too as we’ll be learn­ing the new car to­gether.”

Reed said: “The Lotus last year was ideal prepa­ra­tion and showed I can be quick at each of the cir­cuits on the cal­en­dar. I’m con­fi­dent I can be fight­ing for wins with Lanan and Joey.”

Lanan will take de­liv­ery of its two Cay­man Club­sport GT4 chas­sis in March, leav­ing lit­tle time for pre-sea­son test­ing. Foster added: “It will be tight but Gra­ham [John­son, Lanan team head] knows his stuff when it comes to car set-up and we’ll prob­a­bly be able to fac­tor in a test day or two be­fore the first race. GT4 will be more com­pet­i­tive than ever this year so we’re up against it, but I be­lieve we’ve got all of the ex­pe­ri­ence in place to make this work.”

Lanan has two new Cay­man GT4S Foster will step up... ...with Alex Reed

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