Whittlebury team happy with progress ahead of Silverstone opener

Danny Watts pictured at speed in the Strakka Racing Dome-103 at Paul Ricard last week. Photo: Ebrey/Beckett
Danny Watts pictured at speed in the Strakka Racing Dome-103 at Paul Ricard last week. Photo: Ebrey/Beckett

The Whittlebury-based Strakka Racing team are looking forward to the start of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship following their successful participation in the WEC pre-season Prologue at the Paul Ricard track in France last week.

Having missed the entire 2014 season due to issues with their Strakka-Dome 103, the team have overcome all of the car’s teething problems, and are now ready for the new season that kicks-off at Silverstone next weekend with the 6-Hours of Silverstone.

Thornborough’s Danny Watts will lead the team’s attack in the LMP2 class of the FIA WEC, with Jonny Kane and Stowe’s Nick Leventis also driving the Nissan-powered car.

“It feels brilliant to be back,” Strakka Team Principal Dan Walmsley said. “This was the perfect test to allow us to make sure all of our systems work ahead of the first meeting of the season.”

Leventis commented: “The car felt really good throughout the Prologue and responded well to all of the changes we made. We enjoyed superb reliability and had good speed - both are needed for success in endurance racing.”

Watts added: “I am looking forward to the start of the season. It is always great to race at Silverstone, my home track, and I think we will be in a good position to score a strong finish.”