Welcome return to FIA World Endurance Championship for Strakka Racing
Strakka Racing returned to the FIA World Endurance Championship this weekend, participating in the Prologue at Paul Ricard, France. Day one of the event saw Strakka’s DOME S103 rack up an impressive 600km, ending the session third quickest in the P2 category, the first time it has faced its LMP2 rivals on track.
Having not competed in the championship for over 18 months, Strakka Racing is using this event as an opportunity to get back into the race weekend groove and is already relishing its return to competition. “It feels brilliant to be back after so long away and once again be part of this great championship,” says team principal Dan Walmsley. “Prologue is perfect to check all our track side processes, pit stop procedures and ensure we are up to speed with some of the regulation changes that have come into force since we last raced.”
With gusting winds and a ‘green’ track, the team spent the morning working through detail set up changes to refine the car, winding up second quickest amongst the P2 runners. “The wind was unpredictable and affected the feel of the car but the S103 ran well and continues to run reliably,” adds Walmsley. After spending much of the afternoon making further changes, Strakka returned to the track early evening dipping into the 1.49 time bracket. With the cooler air temperatures of the evening session, Jonny Kane immediately found a further second before handing over to Nick to drive for the majority of the session with Danny rounding off driving duties with the car continuing to run consistently.
Strakka Racing will return to the track tomorrow for the second day of running with all three drivers participating in the sessions.