Strakka Racing Day Two at Prologue 2015
Successful weekend ensures Silverstone-based team is ready for home race in two weeks’ time
Day two of Strakka’s return to the FIA World Endurance saw the team continue to run strongly for the second day of Prologue, amassing a further 470km to total over 1000km across the last two days. In the process, the team easily completed the 50 laps required at Prologue to secure three engines for the season. As such, with no concerns over engine mileage, Strakka used the improved weather conditions today at Paul Ricard to assess a number of set up options and move forward with race pace.
“The car felt good through the test and it responded really well to the changes we made,” says Nick Leventis. “The superb reliability ensured we progressed through the full programme we planned with an emphasis on the long run performance that we will need for racing. We now go to Silverstone with confidence and a real hunger to show our patient fans the wait has been worthwhile.”
“The team learnt a lot about going racing again over the two days,” says team principal Dan Walmsley. “The guys worked well in race weekend conditions and are quickly getting back into the swing of things. When we get back to the workshop, we’ll work on practice pit stops and driver changes to ensure every part of our race weekend is up to scratch.”
The first round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship will take place on the 11th and 12th April at Silverstone.
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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.