On to another disappointment, and perhaps one that the insightful forum members here can illuminate: McLaren, as most of you know, competed simultaneously in CanAm and F1 under Bruce's leadership. There has been no ongoing effort other than F1. GT racing validates the car's performance relative to its peers. The online reporting from track days, while entertaining, isn't helpful due to the obvious differences in car setup, driver skill, etc etc.
So, while Ferrari, Lamborghini Corvette, NSX, MB, and Bentley, among others, compete in GT racing, there are no factory supported McLaren teams. Yes, there is one team, but it's really not a factory-involved effort like the others, and IMO, it's a shame that there isn't. If you read the McLaren promo materials and watch the videos that accompany the cars and talk the talk, you should wonder why they won't walk the walk like other enthusiast sporting marques and promote racing. I'd love to see them on the tour. Any idea why they won't? It most certainly isn't about not having money to support a team.
some odd comments here.
think you need to distinguish between GT3/4 and GTE...
GTE is often the factories themselves ... porsche, ford, aston, ferrari... etc.. these are factory efforts with factory drivers... Bentley, Lamborghini, Honda, do not have factory GTE cars... mclaren have looked at it a lot, the senna GTR could easily have been a GTE in my view..
the reason i think that mclaren hasn't committed to GTE is because they would like to win Le Mans outright... which a GTE car will never do.. so they're heavily involved with the ACO about what the top class of the WEC will look like going forward.. equally am sure that they don't want to do both LMP1 (or whatever it becomes) and GTE on grounds of cost...
GT3/4 is much more customer racing, where the factories produce the car but then the cars are run by teams that are independent of the factories... this is supposedly to make it more interesting for the independent teams as running against a full factory team is unlikely to produce a positive result.. in practice of course the line is very hazy, with the factories often being heavily involved, supplying technical assistance etc... AF corse is a good example of an almost factory team, and M sport likewise with Bentley... garage 59 was to all intents and purposes was the mclaren factory team, but for now mclaren prefer to be a hands off manufacturer in GT3...
as regards the comment about mclaren being a tech company first and a race company second, i couldn't disagree more... they are still a race company foremost.. even if they are much more diverse than they once were.. the Sheikh and Mansour are passionate about racing and have been involved for a good deal of time.. just becuase Ron is no longer there doesn't mean to say the ethos of the company has changed, even if you can understand that Ron was always about F1.. they're doing Indy for the first time in a very long time this year, just in case that little point was missed..
if the climate is right, i think you'll see mclaren do a full factory attempt on the WEC and le mans, but i don't think that that climate has yet presented itself..