Chasing the dream of racing the 24 hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious endurance race in the world, offering amazing motorsport rewards! Come and be a part of a winning team.
About the project
The spirit and passion of the Le Mans 24 Hours has always been the driving force behind many racing teams. Lanan Racing dreams of racing in the illustrious event, a race steeped in history, filled with the names of the most prestigious drivers and constructors past and present. For 2015, Lanan plans to race in the European Le Mans Series. The car is a Ginetta LMP3 powered by Nissan. The only goal - winning... #destinationLeMans
Let's be clear - we are not seeking donations - we are offering exclusive motorsport rewards for pledges to cover all budgets - our 4 week Crowdfunder project takes us up to the first race at Silverstone on April 11th!
So who is Lanan Racing you might ask? Lanan has been around for over 4 decades, and is currently owned and managed by Graham Johnson, a motorsport veteran and race engineer, with experience in running various race cars from junior formulae to the elite echelons of the sport. Under his guidance, a select team of engineers and mechanics maintain, operate and develop their winning fleet of race cars.
And how is their current form? Well, to be perfectly frank, it's in rude health. In the past 2 seasons, they have won both championships that they have entered, the BRDC F4 and the F3 Cup. Be a part of a winning team for 2015!
So why the Le Mans Series? The series is instrumental to the long term goal, which is entry to the 2016 24 hours of Le Mans. By winning, Lanan would be awarded an entry. As mentioned above, Le Mans is the oldest active sports car race, the ultimate!
And what is the car? The car is a Ginetta LMP3 powered by a 420bhp 5 litre Nissan V8 engine. Essentially, a prototype race car built to meet strict regulations, using a specificied motor. It's a 900kg carbon chassis, with mid engined V8 powering the rear wheels through a sequential gearbox. Here' s picture of an identical car that Olympian Sir Chris Hoy will be racing against Lanan in!
And here is the first prototype out testing earlier this week.
Who is in the cockpit? Lanan have the 2013 F3 Cup champion, Alex Craven, driving for them. Check out his website at Alex-Craven.com.
But where does my money go? All pledges will go directly to the running costs for the team. This covers fuel, logistics, tyres, entry fees, staff costs and so on.
How do you rate your chances of winning? We are not here to simply take part or make up numbers. We are here to win. Our goal is the 24 hours, and by winning, we win an entry for 2016 - this is our sole goal. Lanan Racing, and it's drivers, have winning pedigree!
Can I find you on social media? You can follow both Lanan Racing and our driver, Alex Craven, using the following links. Keep up to date on car no.11! Be sure to use #destinationLeMans
Tell me more about the rewards! As mentioned above, we are not seeking donations. We are looking to raise funding for our race program by offering rewards that you could not find elsewhere. Every pledge from £8 upwards will receive updates regarding our race meetings, test days, car development and so on, in addition to the other rewards listed. You will be part of our team. The only question is, which reward would you like?
Well the first pledge is a fiver. This is the only pledge without a reward or gift in return, but we do thank you for being generous, and hope you are able to savour our future results in the knowledge you helped get us there!
£8 For this pledge, we will send you, each and every time the car runs, a detailed report, with images, talking you through the events as they unfolded. It doesn’t matter if this is a general test day or the title decider, you will receive a detailed analysis. You will get an insight into driver performance and car development.
£10 This is the same as the £8 reward, but in addition, you will receive a signed certificate as an official member of Lanan Racing’s ELMS Team.
£15 Again, all the benefits of the £10 pledge, plus the official ELMS Car no.11 Car Sticker.
£20 For this pledge, you receive our race reports as with the £8 pledge, but you’ll also receive plus the official ELMS Car no.11 beanie hat, exclusive to Crowdfunder.
£25 This is our race reports, plus the official ELMS Car no.11 cap – a high quality embroidered item, exclusive to the Crowdfunder.
£30 Our race reports, but also the official ELMS Car no.11 premium cotton t-shirt, once again a Crowdfunder exclusive.
£50 Race reports, plus the official ELMS Car no.11 premium cotton hoodie. It’s a thick luxurious item that looks cool in both the paddock and the pub!
£80 This is where you can have access to the race reports, but also have your name on our race car – and a professional photograph sent to you.
£95 Our race reports, but also the Caterham donut experience you see on the video. Imagine it, your chance to sit alongside a Lanan driver, while he gives you the ride of a lifetime. The experience is held at numerous locations and dates through the year to suit, and you will truly get an insight into car control. You will have a professional photograph with the driver too as a memento of your day.
£125 Again, our official race reports, but something to keep forever – a signed and framed photo of car no.11 in action.
£175 This is the same as the £95 pledge, yet this time, you get to sit at the wheel, with a Lanan driver in the passenger seat to help you learn the perfect donut. A professional photograph of you in action is taken showing you mastering the technique.
£275 After receiving our race reports for the year, why not join us at our end of season bash. The event is held at a top London location, and starts with Champagne and canapés – followed by a 4 course dinner. You will enjoy the company of the team and drivers, and look back on the season.
£300 Rather than just the race reports, we take you around a UK circuit as a passenger in our 5.0 V8 LMP3 car – to give you an eye opening experience of life behind the wheel.
£325 Join Lanan on a UK test day. You will see first hand how a day of race car testing is spent. You will discuss handling with the drivers, supervise setup changes with the race engineers, and perhaps even lend a hand (should you wish) to the mechanics. A true pit lane experience, with breakfast and lunch included.
£350 This is the £95 pledge, but for the whole family. It caters for 2 adults, and 2 kids (up to 8-16 years old). A fun experience for kids and big kids!
£500 Do you like track days? Well – how about perfecting your skills with a private instructor for the day. A Lanan LMP3 driver will arrive at the circuit, brief you on the lines and techniques, and sit alongside to guide you for the day. A great way to improve your driving performance.
£750 Want a beautiful piece of art for your home? Well how about this, a bespoke item, made from toughened glass and a used Michelin LMP3 tyre. (*image is an example of a similar concept for a table using a road car tyre)
£1,250 Here’s how you can really make a splash at one of your events – we deliver the Lanan LMP3 car to your event or place of business for the day. Think of the crowds it can attract (subject to race and test dates).
£1,500 One of our favourites. This is an experience for one person, but in short is the ultimate F1 day out. You board an early flight from London, accompanied by a Lanan driver, and enjoy a Champagne breakfast on your way to Nice. Upon landing, you have a short transfer into Monaco’s Casino Square. You will enjoy a luxury lunch at the Café de Paris, followed by watching the race live, just metres from the rack. At the end of the race, there will be time to have a look in the legendary Casino, or simply take a track walk on some of the most famous tarmac in the world. After a transfer back to Nice, you will board a flight back to London, and enjoy dinner en route. The flights and Nice-Monaco transfers are included.
£1,750 Do you like touring cars? Big BTCC fan? Join us at Silverstone for trackside hospitality. Food and drinks are provided for your ultimate day out, which will include watching the BTCC, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and other races from an exclusive venue.
£2,500 How would you fancy European Le Mans Series hospitality for 2 people? Come and join Lanan Racing for a full weekend at one of the rounds. There is Silverstone (UK), Imola (Italy), Paul Ricard (Southern France), Red Bull Ring (Austria) and Estoril (Portugal). Whilst this does not include travel to the circuit, it does include a full weekend of hospitality, 3 delicious meals per day, pit access and a luxury local hotel for your stay. You will be invited to be as involved as you wish with the team, enjoy the racing, and soak up the best endurance racing in the world. You will have a professional photograph with the team, car and drivers too.
£3,000 Silverstone F1 hospitality - watch the pinnacle of racing at the British home of British motorsport. Join us for Silverstone’s biggest annual event, and watch the F1 trackside from Friday practice through Saturday qualifying to Sunday’s racing. This package is for one person, and includes food and drinks at the circuit from an unbeatable location. With the Mercedes’ dominance, will we see a British winner again this year?!
£5,000 As the £2,500 reward, but for 4 people instead. Friends family or clients – the choice is yours.
£7,500 This really is the Ultimate! How do you fancy getting behind the wheel of the LMP3 car for yourself? You will attend a UK race circuit, and after having breakfast, you will firstly have a discussion with both driver and engineer about the circuit and the car’s operations. You will drive the circuit in a road car primarily, learning the lines and braking points, before some passenger laps in the LMP3 car with a Lanan driver behind the wheel. Then comes your turn… You will fire up the 5 litre V8 engine, and roll out onto the circuit yourself, for some laps driving our LMP3 racecar! You will have a Lanan driver next to you at all times to ensure your ultimate experience is a great success.
With all of the rewards, please contact us should you have any questions regarding any information you might require.
Join us in the grid, and be part of a winning team! #destinationLeMans