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Strakka Racing Experience Steep Learning Curve with New Chassis

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Having shown class-leading pace during testing and practice in their new Gibson 015S, Strakka Racing‘s seventh place finish in the 6 Hours of Nurburgring came as a shock to many.

Contact with a GT car that required a new tail section for the car was just one of the setbacks that the team experienced throughout the race.

Nick Leventis, Danny Watts and Jonny Kane haven’t been on the podium since their home race at Silverstone in April.

“We aren’t happy with our performance in the race as we had an expectation to finish much higher than seventh but realistically, that’s all we deserved across the six hours,” said Team Principal Dan Walmsley. “As a team we’ve learnt a great deal from this weekend; how the Gibson uses the tyres in hotter temperatures, how it responds to set up changes as well as how we actually run and change things on the car in a race situation and this will see us bounce back in the fly-away races.”

“I had some great battles today and with the Gibson we could race the LMP2 cars around us,” said Danny Watts. “We’ve learnt a lot about running the car too. I’ve acquired a good chunk of knowledge on tyre management in the hotter temps and whilst the end result isn’t quite what we all hoped for, we enjoyed having the pace on track to ultimately be more competitive and do some overtaking.”

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