Lanan Racing to continue with Ginetta after dispute ends with Cayman loss
The Lanan Racing team will not field Porsche Caymans in this year’s British GT Championship after a dispute with the manufacturer.
Motorsport News understands that Porsche has exercised an option within its contract with Lanan to terminate its deal to deliver two of the new Cayman Clubsport GT4 cars. Porsche’s decision comes after two Uk-based Cayman GT4S were posted for sale on a motorsport classifieds website.
Lanan, which had already signed Joey Foster and Alex Reed to race the first car in British GT, has categorically denied that it placed the advert or that it concerns the team’s cars.
Lanan head Graham Johnson said: “It’s ridiculous and came out of the blue. We knew the cars were delayed but I’ve been checking regularly with Porsche about delivery dates and now this.
“There is no way we would sell our Caymans. We had one seat already sold and registered for a British championship so it would make absolutely no sense to do that. I don’t know who placed the advert, but we feel like we’ve been thrown under the bus. We’ll continue with a Ginetta in British GT until further notice.”
Porsche GB declined to comment when approached by MN.
A Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4 will appear in British GT later this year for Nick Jones and Scott Malvern to race. It is expected in time for round three at Oulton Park.