Simp­son to be­come first to run Cay­man GT4 in Bri­tish GT this week­end

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The Simp­son Mo­tor­sport Porsche Cay­man GT4 Club­sport will make its be­lated Bri­tish GT de­but at the Sil­ver­stone three-hour race this week­end.

Nick Jones and Scott Malvern will hand the car its first run in Bri­tish GT fol­low­ing months of pro­duc­tion de­lays from Porsche.

The Cay­man GT4 Club­sports were hit with re­peated pro­duc­tion set­backs, and the full GT4 ho­molo­ga­tion kit from fac­tory tuner Man­they has yet to be dis­trib­uted to teams. The Cay­mans still run steel doors and bon­nets and glass win­dows. The car will run in the in­vi­ta­tion class for Sil­ver­stone un­til it is up­graded to full GT4 spec­i­fi­ca­tion, but it will be el­i­gi­ble for points.

Jones and Malvern tested the car at Spa-fran­cor­champs re­cently, and will now switch from their rented Ginetta G55 GT4 for the re­main­der of the sea­son.

Jones said: “We’ll use the rest of the sea­son as an ex­tended test. We know the car won’t be as com­pet­i­tive as we’d like it to be as it’s not full GT4 spec yet, but I need to be get­ting as much time in the Cay­man as pos­si­ble as it’s the long-term plan for us.

“We have to fit a dry-break fu­elling sys­tem, which we’re work­ing with SRO to or­gan­ise. Hope­fully we’ll have the car in fi­nal spec soon.”

Nick Jones/scott Malvern’s car was on dis­play at Oul­ton

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