The new Strakka-Dome S103 is set for its first proper on-track test this week following delays that forced the team to miss The Prologue FIA WEC test last month.
Strakka Racing’s Jonny Kane, Danny Watts and Nick Levintis will take part in a three-day test with the new LMP2 contender this week at Paul Ricard, ahead of a planned debut in the season-opening Six Hours of Silverstone.
The test, which is scheduled to get underway on Wednesday, will also include night-time running and an endurance simulation for the Japanese prototype.
“After missing the Prologue, everybody has been pushing to ensure we get some track mileage ahead of the first round,” Leventis said. “The whole team, both at Strakka and at Dome has worked tirelessly to ensure we get some representative running ahead of Silverstone.
“We are playing catch up but with three days testing, coupled with the engineering expertise we have in the team this year, we expect to make good progress.”
The car completed an initial shakedown at Turweston Aerodrome in England last month before running into an undisclosed technical issue.