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MDK Withdraws from Series in OnlyFans Sponsorship Refusal

MDK withdraws five-car Carrera Cup North America effort due to refusal of sponsorship…

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MDK Motorsports has announced its withdrawal from Porsche Carrera Cup North America, with immediate effect, citing a “recent ruling” that has disallowed the team to run sponsorship from OnlyFans.

The Ohio-based squad currently leads the entrants’ championship with a total of five Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars, including Pro class entries for Yves Baltas, Sabre Cook and Dan Clarke.

According to a team statement, MDK was set to utilize the social platform to provide “behind-the-scenes” footage from races, with the alleged sponsorship rejection resulting in a “significant loss” of revenue.

OnlyFans, a UK-based internet content subscription service, is mainly used by pornographic creators, although has been featured on cars in several other series including Pirelli GT4 America and the British GT Championship.

Sportscar365 has reached out to Porsche for comment on the matter.

“While we respect the decision, the disallowment of a major sponsor led us to this, as all season contracts were priced with the sponsorship included,” said team CEO Megan Kvamme.

“After learning at Sebring that one of our major sponsors would not be approved, we spent the first half of the season looking for another partner while the team supplemented the difference.

“Although we are disappointed to withdraw from Porsche Carrera Cup without completing the season, we’re grateful for our driver family and our partners at Porsche and IMSA, and look forward to future collaborations on and off-track.”

MDK stated it will continue its programs in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Mustang Challenge and USAC Porsche Sprint Challenge USA by Yokohama.

“Motorsports is one of the fastest-growing sports not only in the U.S. but across the globe,” Kvamme added.

“We were thrilled to partner with OnlyFans during their rebranding effort as an effective and modern platform to showcase our incredible driver athletes and foster genuine public engagement.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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