Kane Confirmed For 2014 WEC
February 18, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Last week it was announced that Northern Ireland, sportscar ace 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 Kane, Nick Leventis and Danny Watts driving a LMP2 prototype DOME Strakka S103, powered by a Nissan VK45 4.5-litre V8 LMP2 petrol engine.
In addition to racing in all eight rounds of the WEC, the Automobile Club de I’Ouest confirmed today 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, in the heart of the UK’s motorsport valley, 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.
Kane commented “Throughout the winter season we’ve 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’re racing on-track against some of the leading teams, we’ll have access to in-depth data, and based on what we know at this stage, we’re in for a very exciting season.”
The FIA WEC begins on 20th April at Strakka Racing’s home track of Silverstone in the UK, then travels to Belgium, France (Le Mans), USA, Japan, China, Bahrain and Brazil. For more information go to www.fiawec.com or look on Strakka Racing’s website www.strakkaracing.com
2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
28-29 March….Official Test, Paul Ricard
18-20 April….6 Hours of Silverstone
02-03 May….6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
01 June….24 Heures Du Mans test
14-15 June….24 Heures Du Mans
29-31 August….6 Hours of São Paulo
18-20 September….6 Hours of Americas
11-12 October….6 Hours of Fuji
31 October – 01 November….6 Hours of Shanghai
13-15 November….6 Hours of Bahrain