Strakka Racing to withdraw from 2015 Eurocup FR2.0
Focus on World Endurance Championship and FR3.5 for rest of 2015
Strakka Racing will regretfully withdraw from FR2.0 Eurocup to focus its efforts on the World Endurance Championship and FR3.5 for the remainder of 2015. The Silverstone-based team will retain the team’s three chassis with a view to return to the championship at some stage. “It’s a culmination of a number of factors that has led to this difficult decision,” explains technical director Jay Davenport. “Our other programmes are taking more time than we hoped at this stage, stretching our internal resource and it is not right to compromise the FR2.0 programme. It has always been Strakka’s approach to resource our teams properly, often with full-time engineers and technicians and at present we can’t do that for the FR2.0 team. With development of the DOME S103 needing all our attention, together with a serious FR3.5 championship campaign on World Series weekend, we cannot do justice to the young drivers in FR2.0. We apologise to the drivers and championship organisers but will only return when we can do it the way we want to.”
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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 the Zanardi Strakka Kart racing team, winning both prestigious FIA KF and KZ titles in 2014.