Strakka Racing all set for Spa Six Hours
Team aims for strong points haul towards LMP2 championship bid
Dry conditions saw Jonny Kane and Nick Leventis record an average qualifying time of 2:11.655, to line up eighth in the P2 class for Sunday's World Endurance Championship race at Spa. After topping both wet practice sessions on Friday, the drier conditions of Saturday saw Strakka Racing improve each session to close the gap to the class leader.
“We continue to make progress in the dry, improving the car balance and I felt there was more time to come for sure,” says Jonny Kane. “As we demonstrated at Silverstone, the DOME S103 is strong and reliable and we’ll be targeting another good haul of points tomorrow for our championship bid.”
"Today shows we are making progress but we have still some work to do to close the gap to the class front runners in the dry," says technical director Jay Davenport. "We are improving all the time and our wet weather pace is really strong, posting class-topping times at Silverstone and here at Spa. Our focus on the engineering side is now to look for how to achieve that in all conditions to maintain our championship bid."
With Strakka Racing’s thoughts this weekend firmly on team principal Dan Walmsley’s recently born premature baby, both the car and the drivers’ helmets featured the #keepfightingesme message. “Our thoughts are with Dan and his family this weekend,” says Nick Leventis. “We are all thinking of them and we will do all we can to get a result for them on track tomorrow.”
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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.