Drivers Danny Watts and Jonny Kane successfully shook down the new Strakka-Dome S103 before the Strakka Racing team travel to the pre-season test for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Paul Ricard.
While Watts and Kane drove the car the third man in the team’s driving line-up for the 2014 season, Nick Leventis, looked on. “Straight out of the box we managed to get through all the systems checks, putting us in good shape for the official WEC test at Paul Ricard later this month,” he said. “Everyone in the team has worked tirelessly to get the car out ahead of the test and debug it. The results they have created are stunning. Now we can go to The Prologue at Ricard and use that track time to find some speed.”
Having competed in LMP1 in both of the first two seasons of the WEC Strakka Racing have forged a new partnership with Japanese manufacturer Dome to race and develop the LMP2 spec S103 chassis, with the potential of offering the car to customers.
“Today was a final systems check as we head straight to the official test tomorrow,” said Karl Patman, team manager for Strakka’s Racing’s sports car wing, the team branching out into single seaters. “It gave us a really good chance to get know our way around the car, learning all the small things that take time.”
“The design engineers at Dome have done an incredible job to produce a beautifully engineered car with real attention to detail. Dome brings incredible resources such as its wind tunnel and CFD capability. Today’s test confirms its ability to create an effective race car.”
The Prologue test takes place on March 28-29. The first round of the 2-14 WEC season is the Six Hours of Silverstone on Easter Sunday (April 20).