Unfortunately Strakka Racing has to go on an early winter break.
Due to a servere and repeatedly problem with their engine, that has appeared several times over the last 12 months, they have decided to end their season. Due to costums rules in China, it’s very defficult to get it flown in for the Shanghai round next weekend, and since they don’t have anything to fight for in the championship anyway, the team has chosen to skip the last 2 rounds in Shanghai and Bahrain, and instead focus on 2017.
The British team has had some hard seasons in sportscar racing since they won the LMP2 category at Le Mans in 2010. They have swapped between LMP1 and LMP2, where it was the plan for them to race a DOME in LMP1. The project was then transferred into LMP2 since they couldn’t find an engine partner for LMP1. Then there were problems with the development and homologation of the car, that ended up taking the whole 2014 season, without them actually entering a race.
In 2015 they started out their FIA WEC season in the DOME S103, that they raced until the end of the Le Mans race. After that they chose to end the programme, and instead go for a Gibson 015S LMP2 car.
The team has shown some okay pace since then, but has always been missing the last bit to get on the podium. In the middle of 2016 they swapped Danny Watts for Lewis Williamsson, who then has been in the car for the rest of the season.
We hope to see Strakka Racing back in 2017 – at least they have promised that, without mentioning the exact car that they are going to compete with.