Strakka Racing Back In Black For Second WEC Season


Strakka's all-British line up of Watts, Leventis and Kane showed off the livery at the launch event for the the Six Hours of Silverstone (Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Strakka Racing will return to their traditional black and blue livery after unveiling its new Honda Performance Development ARX-03c for the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship in Central London.

The car will also feature a large Union Flag upon the shark fin of the #21 car, a high-visibility tribute from the Silverstone-based team, who are proud of their British origins.

The Union Flag design also signifies that Strakka Racing are, once again, fielding the only all-British LMP1 driver lineup in the WEC, as Nick Leventis, Danny Watts and Jonny Kane team up for the fourth consecutive year. The lineup brings a lot of experience to the table, with 19 24 Hours of Le Mans starts between the four drivers.

Under the new design the car retains its 3.4-litre naturally aspirated engine, but also features wider front tyres, new front suspension geometry, a new steering configuration and an entirely new front bodywork and aero package.

“We’re really excited to unveil this year’s challenger which we expect to fight for the LMP1 Privateers’ trophy.” said Strakka Racing Team Manager Dan Walmsley. “We’ve had a frantic winter getting the new HPD ARX-03c ready with some big performance upgrades and we’ve also tested our Strakka Performance cars in South Africa. This has been beneficial to our drivers at Strakka Racing, and also to some exciting talent emerging through the motorsport ranks. We’re returning to our traditional black and blue livery this year as it’s been missed by our crew and fans, and we think the car looks stunning. We will ensure that the results match the aesthetics!”