During the 2019 season Duncan is again driving alongside Michael Benham with Lanan Racing in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Lanan Racing has more than 40 years’ experience in motorsport. It is currently owned and managed by Graham Johnson, a motorsport veteran and race engineer with experience in running race cars from junior formulae to the top flight of the sport. Under his guidance, a select team of engineers and mechanics maintain, operate and develop their winning fleet of race cars.
Johnson said: “It is great to have Michael and Duncan back this year. They made a hell of an impression in their first year together in Prototypes and we are looking forward to consolidating that in 2019.“
The Michelin Le Mans Cup, now in its fourth season, is a six-round contest that takes participants on a tour of top-flight European racetracks from The Algarve to Monza.
Entrants will race in the FIA’s GT3 and LMP3 classes, in vehicles from manufacturers including Aston Martin, Audi, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Nissan, Lamborghini and Mercedes Benz.
Five of the six events will support the 2018 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) with a round as part of the 24 Heures du Mans weekend of June 14-16. Each race weekend consists of two free practice sessions on Friday, followed by qualifying on Saturday and a two-hour race. (This format is varied at Le Mans where there are two 55-minute races).
Each car will feature two drivers, defined by the FIA Categorisation List, with one holding a bronze ranking and the other bronze, silver or gold – which is Duncan’s categorisation.
After a very successful 2018 season which saw larger grids and great action on track, the Michelin Le Mans Cup will continue to build the brand at five of the six world class venues visited during the past two seasons. A new circuit has been added to the schedule with the circuit of Barcelona, the home of the Spanish Grand Prix, replacing the Red Bull Ring in July.
The highlight of the season will continue to be the Road to Le Mans in June, where the teams and drivers compete in two 55-minute races on the full 14km La Sarthe circuit, with the second race held on the morning of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s only opportunity for GT3 and LMP3 competitors to race in front of 250,000 motor sport fans.
The season will once again start with the official pre season test at Le Castellet followed by the first 2-hour race of 2019 at the same venue. In May the Michelin Le Mans Cup will return to the fastest track on the schedule with a two hour race at Monza in Italy.
The new event at the 4.655km circuit of Barcelona will follow the Road to Le Mans on 19th 20th of July, with the third 120 minute of the season in Spain. The teams will return to the awesome Spa-Francorchamps circuit in September with the season concluding once again at the Autódromo do Algarve in Southern Portugal in October (To be confirmed).