Lanan Rac­ing to con­tinue with Ginetta af­ter dis­pute ends with Cay­man loss

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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.

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