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Strakka Racing builds LMP1 car: prototype development in 18 months

Strakka Racing builds LMP1 cars
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B isher, Strakka was known to Le Mans fans primarily as a designer of LMP2 cars. The planned move up a league was not entirely voluntary: 'The LMP2 regulations for the 2017 season limit the number of chassis manufacturers. We therefore had to rethink our business model and look for new projects in which we could use our experience with LMP2- Let cars flow in ', explains team boss Dan Walmsley the step.

New Strakka LMP1 for WEC season 2017

The new LMP1 is to compete in the private class of the WEC. There are currently only 2 representatives, the ByKolles and Rebellion teams. The prototype should be a complete in-house development. The small team from Silverstone also wants to take the construction into their own hands. With modern techniques such as 3D printing, the aim is to keep costs low and production times short. The car should be ready for the 2017 season in 18 months.

In order to accelerate the project, they want to use a chassis from the current LMP2 model (S103) as a test carrier in the remaining WEC season races. An engine partner for the new LMP1 car has not yet been determined. The test vehicle will initially be powered by a drive from Gibson Technology. The first use is planned for the WEC run at the end of July at the Nürburgring.

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