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Strakka Adds Third Mercedes for Suzuka 10H

Strakka adds third car in increased entry for Suzuka 10 Hours…

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Strakka Racing has added a third Mercedes-AMG GT3 to its Suzuka 10 Hours entry, three weeks ahead of the Intercontinental GT Challenge round.

The British outfit will enter a pair of Mercedes in the Pro class, with one driven by Maxi Goetz, Alvaro Parente and Lewis Williamson and another with Maxi Buhk, Oliver Rowland and Adrien Tambay.

Its sole Pro-Am entry will be shared by Nick Leventis, David Fumanelli and Felipe Fraga.

It ran three cars at the Total 24 Hours of Spa last weekend, as part of its trio entered in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, but just two at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in February.

“I’m really happy that Strakka Racing is heading to Japan with a full three car attack on the Suzuka 10 Hours,” said team founder and driver Leventis.

“Japan is a country we have history in from competing in the World Endurance Championship and also from our prior partnership with Dome so we’re no strangers to Japanese motorsport.

“We’re very much looking forward to competing in the biggest GT race at Suzuka and we’re aiming for top results in both the Pro and Pro-Am classes.”

The team is coming off a Pro-Am podium finish at Spa, as well as an 11th-place finish overall for Buhk, Goetz and Parente.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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