Luby splits with Lexus

Kurt Luby has split from the ABG Motorsport Lexus British Touring Car Championship squad

Luby splits with Lexus

The former British GT champion had driven for the squad since its debut at Thruxton in May, but has quit after the BTC Touring Class Lexus proved recalcitrant to sort out. He suffered his third retirement of the season at Donington at the weekend.

"It's down to several things," team boss Tim Blake told Autosport. "But Kurt has had enough. There are a few changes coming, and Kurt is one."

The team's second driver Thomas Erdos, who was expected to drive the team's second car later this year, will step into the breach and drive the Lexus IS200 at Knockhill on July 22. Luby currently lies seventh in the BTCC standings, 15 points behind Peugeot works driver Dan Eaves.

David Pinkney is on the verge of quitting the JS Motorsports Alfa Romeo team after he was forced to miss the last two rounds of the series due to engine problems: "I'm there to win, not drive at the back of the field. If they can sort the reliability, then we can talk, but I won't be at Knockhill," he told Autosport.

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