Kane On Shakedown Duties

April 2, 2014 by Tony Gregory  

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The new Strakka Dome S103 chassis

2014 LMP2 WEC contenders Strakka Racing has successfully completed a shakedown of its new Strakka Dome S103 chassis at Turweston Aerodrome. Driven by northern Irishman Jonny Kane and Danny Watts, the first of a new breed of LMP2 Chassis from the Strakka DOME Racing partnership is powered by Nissan’s VK45 4.5-litre V8. The car completed a number... [Read more...]

Kane Confirmed For 2014 WEC

February 18, 2014 by Tony Gregory  

Kane at the wheel of the Strakka Racing HPD ARX-03

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,... [Read more...]

Kane’s Stunning Start Sunk by Back Marker at Silverstone

April 25, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Jonny Kane again helped Strakka Racing make a sensational start to the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, when it came from 30th on the grid to 7th position in the first six laps. However, the local team’s Honda Performance Development ARX-03c was pushed onto the grass whilst lapping a back marker on... [Read more...]

Kane Starts Season on Home Ground.

April 9, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Comber born Jonny Kane will again be playing an important part in the Strakka racing’s all-British driver line-up at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Silverstone this Sunday 14 April. Kane, Nick Leventis and Danny Watts will be giving the team’s upgraded Honda Performance Development ARX-03c its race debut.... [Read more...]

Kane’s team raps up Season as Vice-Champions

October 30, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Ulsterman Jonny Kane rapped up his and Strakka Racing’s season by being confirmed its as vice-champions in the FIA Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Ulsterman Jonny Kane rapped up his and Strakka Racing’s season by being confirmed its as vice-champions in the FIA Endurance Trophy for Private LMP1 Teams. Kane and his co-drivers Nick Leventis and Danny Watts achieved the feat by finishing on the podium in all eight rounds of the Championship – the final one being Saturday’s gruelling 6 Hours... [Read more...]

Kane Cements Championship Position

October 20, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Nick Leventis/Danny Watts/Jonny Kane Strakka Racing HPD ARX 03a Honda. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Northern Irelands Jonny Kane has again been in action helping Strakka Racing secure 2nd place in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP1 Privateers’ Cup, with the final round of the year (Shanghai, 28 October) yet to come. Kane and the other team drivers Nick Leventis and Danny Watts finished the 6 Hours of Fuji 3rd Privateer and 6th overall.... [Read more...]

Kane Stays Cool In Desert Heat For Podium

October 3, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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1st FIA WEC Privateer was a just reward for Ulster's Jonny Kane and his Strakka Racing Team in Bahrain

Ulsterman Jonny Kane brought all his experience of night time racing to bear as he and Strakka Racing scored a magnificent double podium – 1st FIA WEC Privateer and 3rd overall at the 6 Hours of Bahrain (Saturday 29 September). With limited previous experience of the 3.36 mile (5.412km) Bahrain Grand Prix circuit layout and the gruelling enduro starting... [Read more...]

Kane Gets Home Flags Flying

August 29, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Nick Leventis (GBR)/Danny Watts (GBR)/Jonny Kane (GBR) Strakka Racing HPD ARX 03a Honda. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

With the UK still basking in the after glow of the Olympics it was NI born sport car racer Jonny Kane’s chance to get the union flags flying last weekend (25th,26th August) as it was Kane’s and his Strakka team’s home round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone Northamptonshire. Strakka’s first hurdle of the weekend... [Read more...]

Series of Problems Hamper Kane’s 24 hour bid

June 19, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Jonny in the Strakka Racing LMP1HPD ARX-03a

Unfortunately for Comber’s Jonny Kane’s and Strakka Racing this years 80th Le Mans 24 Hours ended in disappointment after a series of unexpected problems hampered their race. The teams build-up to the race had given Kane and the team the top privateer petrol position, after a sensational qualifying session put the Silverstone-based team’s HPD... [Read more...]

Can the Luck Of The Irish Hold For 24hrs?

June 14, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

Murphy Prototypes are just one of 2 teams along with Status Grand Prix flying the flag for Ireland in the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Photo: Murphy Prototypes

Jonny Kane who will compete with Strakka Racing. Photo: Jakob Ebrey This weekend sees the 80th running of the historic sportscar race “Le Mans 24 Hours”, with the most Irish interest there has ever been. The Irish contingent is made up of 2 Irish teams, Murphy Prototypes who will be running Jody Firth, Warren Hughes and Brendon Hartley in... [Read more...]