Three day test planned for new LMP2 chassis. Strakka Racing will take its new LMP2 Strakka DOME S103 chassis to a scheduled three day test at Paul Ricard this week. Starting on the 9th April, drivers Jonny Kane, Danny Watts and Nick Leventis are all set to drive the new car ahead of its race debut at the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone later this month. The three day test will also include day and night running with an endurance simulation planned to run from the 10th through the night to the late afternoon on the 11th April.
“After missing the Prologue, everybody has been pushing to ensure we get some track mileage ahead of the first round,” says driver Nick Leventis. “The whole team, both at Strakka and at DOME has worked tirelessly to ensure we get some representative running ahead of Silverstone. We are playing catch up but with three days testing, coupled with the engineering expertise we have in the team this year, we expect to make good progress.”
The Silverstone-based team is working in partnership with Japanese manufacturer DOME to develop the all-new cost-capped coupe this season. Together, both parties have built and run the first LMP2 chassis just six months after signing a contract.
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. 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 LMP2 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, 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.