Successful systems check completed at Turweston ahead of Nürburgring track test
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Nico Hülkenberg became the first driver to win the race overall at his first attempt since Laurent Aiello in 1998
Porsche sealed an historic victory today in the 83rd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the German marque finishing a convincing first and second in front of 263,500 spectators to break Audi’s stranglehold on the jewel in the crown of sportscar racing.
Porsche, Audi and Toyota have continued to run strongly through the night into the second turn of the clock
As the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours rolls towards its final quarter – the 6 hours being the distance of a regular round of the World Endurance Championship – there have been incidents throughout all four classes which have had an effect on the overall classification.
For Strakka Racing Nick Leventis
2010 Le Mans class-winner Nick Leventis has just returned from Nepal having completed a 30,000 foot leap into the record books. His skydive over Mount Everest with jump partner Tom Noonan is the highest altitude tandem skydive ever completed at the world’s tallest peak.
In Silverstone 1000kms last weekend
Strakka Racing concluded their record-breaking season with another emphatic class win in the final round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone on Sunday. The team’s three drivers; Jonny Kane, Nick Leventis and Danny Watts built on an unbeaten run of pole position starts to win LMP2 by a margin of almost a minute, overcoming bodywork damage along the way and establishing a new class lap record for the redeveloped Silverstone circuit.
Strakka Racing has already had an extraordinary record-breaking season
The team’s victorious run in the Le Mans 24 Hours set a new benchmark for LMP2 in terms of distance covered, best lap time and overall finishing position, and was followed by an unprecedented outright win in the Hungaroring 1000 Kilometres a fortnight ago.
The team members at Strakka Racing have experienced the full spectrum of emotions inside a month
Having won the LMP2 class at Le Mans just four weeks before retiring from Round 3 of the 2010 Le Mans Series in Portugal. Up until the point a rare transmission failure intervened, the race had clearly been heading Strakka’s way, which only made the disappointment doubly telling.
Wirth Research is gearing up for one of the most significant weeks in the pioneering company’s history.
This weekend high-tech race cars that it has designed are competing in both the FIA Formula One World Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours – an achievement only legendary sporting marque Ferrari can match in 2010.
Strakka trio of Kane, Leventis and Watts scored an emphatic win in the opening round of the 2010 Le Mans Series
Strakka took part in a track test in Portugal last month
Strakka Racing emerged as front-runners in LMP2 after a very successful Le Mans Series test at the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet in southern France. With a brisk Alpine wind cutting across the track, conditions were hardly ideal, but the team’s new HPD ARX-01c in the hands of Danny Watts, Nick Leventis and Jonny Kane set fastest time in three out of the five sessions, including Sunday evening’s run through to midnight.
Kane will partner Nick Leventis and Danny Watts
Strakka Racing has signed Jonny Kane to be the team’s third driver in this season’s Le Mans Series and, entry permitting, Le Mans 24 Hours. Born in Comber, Northern Ireland, Kane will partner Nick Leventis and Danny Watts in Strakka’s HPD ARX-01 LMP2 sports prototype.
Two weeks work experience at top international sports car team on offer
At the Inside Motorsport Race Car Engineering Seminar, one aspiring young race engineer who attends the Inside Motorsport Race Car Engineering Seminar at the Silverstone Innovation Centre on 4-8 January 2010 will be offered two weeks work experience with a leading international sports car team – and work with that team at the Silverstone 1000kms.
Strakka Racing’s Nick Leventis polished off a remarkable season
With a debut win at the Goodwood Revival last weekend, securing victory with co-driver Bobby Verdon-Roe in the prestigious Lavant Cup. One of the headline events at the annual Revival, the Lavant Cup vies with the RAC Tourist Trophy for top honours.