Jonny Kane to compete for Strakka Racing

Jonny Kane
Jonny Kane

Jonny Kane will again be competing in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship for Northamptonshire based Strakka Racing.

The team also confirmed an unchanged driver line-up for the fifth consecutive year with Nick Leventis and Danny Watts driving a LMP2 prototype DOME Strakka S103, joining the Ulsterman.

In addition to racing in all eight rounds of the WEC, the Automobile Club I’Ouest has confirmed that Strakka Racing’s entry to this year’s 24 Heures du Mans (14-15 June) has been accepted.

The confirmed entry means the British team will compete in its seventh successive year at the famous Le Mans endurance race.

Based at Silverstone Strakka Racing has a rich history in sportscar racing, winning the LMP1 Privateers’ trophy at the 24 Heures du Mans last year.

The team has previously enjoyed success in the class, winning the LMP2 trophy at the 24 Heures du Mans in 2010 and finished as runners-up in the European Le Mans Series in 2010 and 2011.

“Throughout the winter season we have spent a lot of time in our internal simulator working alongside Strakka Performance developing the DOME Strakka S103 to try to optimise our set-up ahead of testing and the first race.

When the season begins and we are racing on-track against some of the leading teams, we will have access to in depth data, and based on what we know at this stage, we are in for a very exciting season,” commented Kane.

The FIA WEC begins on 20th April at Strakka Racing’s home track of Silverstone and then travels to Belgium, France (Le Mans), USA, Japan, China, Bahrain and Brazil.