Strakka Racing has continued development of its new Strakka-Dome S103 Nissan, despite having faced early delays and an alleged homologation issue that forced the British team to skip the opening two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The Japanese-built LMP2 car completed a wet-weather test at Silverstone on Tuesday, with plans now in place for a three-day test at Spa next week.
“We continue to follow our scheduled test plan and next week our aim is to get all drivers valuable seat time,” said sports car team manager Karl Patman. “Although track conditions were quite extreme, in a lot of respects, it’s a great proving ground for what Le Mans sometimes has to offer and the car performed very well.”
In addition to its on-track testing program, Strakka has also benefitted from its new, bespoke LMP simulator, which has racked up nearly 10,000 miles of virtual testing alone.
“Every week, we receive new information from Dome and correlating this to the growing volume of data acquired on track, we now have an increasingly accurate model to accelerate development and driver acclimatization,” Patman added.
Nick Leventis, Jonny Kane and Danny Watts are all expected to handle driving duties during next week’s private test.