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Nick Leventis ruled out of 6H Fuji due to illness

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Strakka Racing driver Nick Leventis has been ruled out of the Fuji round of the FIA World Endurance Championship through illness.

The 36 year old was meant to race the team’s Gibson-Nissan LMP2 in the six hour race on Sunday (October 16).

Strakka Racing said in a statement that Leventis picked up a lung infection in Japan whilst preparing for the event.

He is currently undergoing treatment in Tokyo where he has “made good progress”, according to team principal Dan Walmsley.

The team has been given clearance to race with two drivers this weekend – Lewis Williamson and Jonny Kane – by the WEC organisers.

“First and foremost are thoughts are with Nick at this time,” said Walmsley.

“We have been monitoring his progress over the past couple of days and thanks to the excellent care he has received in Tokyo, he has made good progress from being very poorly but the medical advice is to rest.”

“Nick is obviously disappointed, this is one of his favourite tracks on the WEC calendar but the wellbeing of our drivers has to be our priority and it would be unwise to compete if not 100%.”

“The team is delighted that Nick wants us still to race and equally that both Jonny and Lewis are happy to cover the race between them. Despite the setback, everybody at Strakka is fired up to deliver a strong result for Nick this weekend.”

The FIA WEC 6 Hours of Fuji takes place on Sunday, October 16 at 03:00 UK time.

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