Cay­man GT4 Club­sport de­lays force teams to source al­ter­na­tives

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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.

Simp­son’s Cay­man won’t ar­rive for Brands, nor will Lanan’s

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