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