Whittlebury team in confident mood ahead of 2015 season

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The Whittlebury-based Strakka Racing team believe they are in good shape for the 2015 World Endurance Championship (WEC) having successfully tested their Strakka Dome LMP2 coupe.

After scratching their entry from the final round of the 2014 WEC in Brazil, the team set about a development programme on their new S103 designated car to ensure it’s ready for this year.

The Nissan-powered car, driven by Nick Leventis, Danny Watts and Jonny Kane, ran well in a three-day test at the Paul Ricard track in France prior to Christmas.

Team principal Dan Walmsley said: “All indications are that the car is now where it should have been and the developments Strakka has led through the summer of last year have worked.

“The drivers are reporting that the car feels good, provides good confidence and responds to the changes we have made.”

Team owner, Stowe’s Nick Leventis, who shared the car’s driving, added: “The car feels really good, with excellent balance, and it’s progressing well. Each session we are going a bit quicker and are seeing good lap times, as well as good speed figures at the end of the Mistral Straight. We are looking forward to the year ahead.”

Meanwhile, Andy Priaulx will represent the BMW marque in this weekend’s Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway.

The Silverstone-based racer will drive a BMW Z4 for the Turner Motorsport team in what is the first round of the 2015 Tudor United Sportscar Championship.

Priaulx said: “The Daytona International Speedway in the USA is one of the world’s great race tracks and this event pitches GT and Prototype cars against each pther for 24 hours of wheel-to-wheel racing. I am really looking forward to this race and it is a great way to start my 2015 season.”