Prior to the engine thermostat opening, the source of the Laminova's water is going to be cold, and stay cold until it opens. Until that point it is possible that the oil is warming faster than the water, maybe, it would be interesting to see.
Of course removing lines would not negatively affect oil pressure, but depending on the pump design it may have little effect.
On both points, until you measure you are just guessing
My tests were run from dead cold[car sat over 12 hours] at idle never touching the throttle
i won't be able to to do road tests till spring. I have a feeling that this particular testing method may not favor the Laminova, which is going to look better when the water temp rises quickly as it does driving, and the front mounted oil coolers will look marginally worse depending on how much bypass is really going through the coolers when moving down the road.
It would, however give an 'apples to apples' starting point.
 my last graph included the time when the fans kicked on, another point of interest, I would expect the Laminova to fire even sooner, a good thing I woudl think.
In case it's of interest, here's my personal experience with the Laminova setup:
I always warm my car at idle before taking it on track, oil temp lags behind water. After approximately 15-20 minutes at idle (car has a 170* thermostat), water is at ~178*F and oil is at ~145*F. Once on track and after a few laps, whether ambient is 55* or 95*F, water will get to ~176 to 185* (depends upon the blanking plates I use for the radiator opening to control water temps) and oil temp is ~ 220-225*F. These temps remain stable for the entire session or 30 minute sprint races that are run in Lotus Cup.
My 211 was used by Brent Bauman to test the prototype laminova setup, which he designed, and he made many small modifications to my car's cooling system in addition to just adding a larger/more robust radiator. This is why my car runs cool water temps and I need to block off air flow to the radiator on cool days. Brent was sharing the info and results with Allen at VSA, who subsequently took over sale of a complete system. VSA can sell a complete "kit" for DIYers, so no guessing as to which sandwich plate, size of laminova, aftermarket rad, thermostat, etc need be ordered. While a DIY install is possible, IMO, I'd leave it to an experienced Lotus shop to do the work as some minor fabrication may be needed.
Photos below of the blanking plates needed -- photo 1
no plates when ambient is 85* or above; photo 2
air opening limited to 12" for when ambient temps are less than 60*....