Strakka withdraw from remainder of 2015 Eurocup season

The Strakka Racing outfit have announced they will not participate in the remainder of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series championship in order to focus on its Formula Renault 3.5 Series and World Endurance Championship campaigns.

The Silverstone-based team, who ran Irishman Charlie Eastwood and Frenchman Valentin Hasse-Clot in the season opener at Motorland Aragon, have decided to focus their attention on Tio Ellinas and Gustav Malja in Formula Renault 3.5 for 2015, as well as developing their DOME S103, which is competing in the LMP2 class of the World Endurance Championship in the hands of Nick Leventis, Jonny Kane and Danny Watts.

“It’s a culmination of a number of factors that has led to this difficult decision,” said Technical Director Jay Davenport. “Our other programmes are taking more time than we hoped at this stage, stretching our internal resource and it is not right to compromise the FR2.0 programme.

“It has always been Strakka’s approach to resource our teams properly, often with full-time engineers and technicians and at present we can’t do that for the FR2.0 team.

“With development of the DOME S103 needing all our attention, together with a serious FR3.5 championship campaign on World Series weekend, we cannot do justice to the young drivers in FR2.0.

“We apologise to the drivers and championship organisers but will only return when we can do it the way we want to.”