Cayman GT4 Clubsport delays force teams to source alternatives
Both the Simpson Motorsport and Lanan Racing teams will begin the British GT season with Ginettas after delays in receiving their new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars.
Motorsport News understands that delays in production of the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which is being built by Porsche AG and prepared for homologation by Manthey Racing, has led to delivery times being pushed back from their original March date to late April, just before British GT’S second round at Rockingham.
Lanan has entered a single Cayman for Joey Foster and Alex Reed, but has rented the Fox Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 for the first round. Simpson has rented a G55 from the factory for Nick Jones/scott Malvern, with Jones also racing a G57 in last weekend’s Barcelona Vdev race.
Lanan’s Graham Johnson said: “It’s hugely disappointing and frustrating, especially as I now have to try and sell our second car based on it doing only seven eighths of the championship.”
Jones added: “It puts us way behind on testing, but we’re staying positive. Ginetta has been very helpful in getting us a car.”
Porsche was unavailable for comment when contacted by Motorsport News.