The Lotus name returns to British GT this season with Mahiki Racing set to field two of the new Emira GT4s.

The team will make its series debut in partnership with Aim Technologies, a leading supplier of motorsport electronics, and has firmed up a four-man crew consisting of Ian Duggan, Gordie Mutch, Steven Lake and Nathan Harrison.

The programme brings Lotus machinery back to the British GT grid for the first time since an invitational entry contested 2017’s Silverstone 500. The manufacturer’s most recent GT4 appearance came with the Evora a year earlier, while the same model scored the last of Lotus’ 29 British GT wins in 2015.

Among the drivers, Duggan is the only member of the Mahiki squad with past British GT experience. The multi-AM winning Ginetta champion and current BGT AM champion will partner Mutch, who graduates to the series having previously won the Praga Cup title in 2022.
Mutch commented “Competing in British GT has been something I’ve been pursuing for years, so to have this opportunity is very special. It’s been great to see the Mahiki team come together over the winter, and we’re very excited to hit the track with the new Lotus Emira and show what we are all about. Having raced with Ian in the same team before, we know each other well, and I feel we have the chance to perform well together. Our sights are set firmly on the Silver-AM championship.”

Lake and Harrison will pair up in the sister Emira. Lake is the founder and director of Aim Technologies and brings a competitive CV that includes stints in the Lotus Cup Europe and Radical Challenge, while Harrison has been a regular Porsche Carrera Cup GB race-winner in recent seasons.

The British GT programme is the second to be confirmed by Mahiki, which is backed by the luxury lifestyle and nightclub brand of the same name. The team will enter a pair of Emiras in the GT4 European Series Powered by RAFA Racing Club where Lake is also among the team’s driving strength.