Strakka Racing Day One at Prologue 2015

Welcome return to FIA World Endurance Championship for Strakka Racing

Strakka Racing returned to the FIA World Endurance Championship this weekend, participating in the Prologue at Paul Ricard, France. Day one of the event saw Strakka’s DOME S103 rack up an impressive 600km, ending the session third quickest in the P2 category, the first time it has faced its LMP2 rivals on track.

Having not competed in the championship for over 18 months, Strakka Racing is using this event as an opportunity to get back into the race weekend groove and is already relishing its return to competition. “It feels brilliant to be back after so long away and once again be part of this great championship,” says team principal Dan Walmsley. “Prologue is perfect to check all our track side processes, pit stop procedures and ensure we are up to speed with some of the regulation changes that have come into force since we last raced.”

With gusting winds and a ‘green’ track, the team spent the morning working through detail set up changes to refine the car, winding up second quickest amongst the P2 runners. “The wind was unpredictable and affected the feel of the car but the S103 ran well and continues to run reliably,” adds Walmsley. After spending much of the afternoon making further changes, Strakka returned to the track early evening dipping into the 1.49 time bracket. With the cooler air temperatures of the evening session, Jonny Kane immediately found a further second before handing over to Nick to drive for the majority of the session with Danny rounding off driving duties with the car continuing to run consistently.

Strakka Racing will return to the track tomorrow for the second day of running with all three drivers participating in the sessions.

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About Strakka Racing

From early domestic campaigns with BMWs and Aston Martins, Strakka Racing has evolved to become one of the most respected and successful privateer teams in the World Endurance Championship.  In 2010 the Silverstone-based team achieved a class win, five circuit records and fifth overall in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2013, it secured a second Le Mans win in the LMP1 Privateers’ class. Ever developing, in 2013 Strakka Racing entered the Formula Renault 3.5 World Series single-seater championship, regarded as one of the best training grounds for F1. In 2014 Strakka Racing joined forces with esteemed Japanese chassis manufacturer DOME to develop, market and race the Strakka DOME S103 chassis.  2014 also saw Strakka Racing create a Formula Renault 2.0 team and the Zanardi Strakka Kart racing team, the latter winning both prestigious FIA KF and KZ titles in 2014. This line up enables racing drivers to develop and refine their skills with Strakka Racing at each step of their career with an infrastructure that goes beyond any typical racing team.

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About Strakka RacingFrom early domestic campaigns with BMWs and Aston Martins, Strakka Racing has evolved to become one of the most respected and successful privateer teams in the World Endurance Championship. In 2010 the Silverstone-based team achieved a class win, five circuit records and fifth overall in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2013, it secured a second class win the LMP1 Privateers class at Le Mans. Ever developing, in 2013 Strakka Racing entered the Formula Renault 3.5 litre World Series single seater championship, regarded as one of the best training grounds before F1. In 2014 Strakka Racing joins forces with esteemed Japanese chassis manufacturer DOME to develop, market and race the Strakka DOME S103 chassis. Alongside the racing teams, it also runs Strakka Performance, providing professional racing drivers with bespoke programmes aimed at enhancing their on-track performance. Unlike many training regimes, Strakka Performance goes beyond the gym with dedicated track time and coaching in World Series by Renault cars. It has also created Zanardi Strakka Kart racing team and a Formula Renault 2.0 team, putting in place the building blocks to enable racing drivers to develop and refine their skills right from the start of their career with a support infrastructure that goes beyond any typical racing team.www.strakkaracing.com

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