Strakka Racing reveal driver line-up for the Total 24 Hours of Spa
Strakka Racing has confirmed its driver line up for the 2018 Total 24 Hours of Spa. An impressive roster will give the Silverstone-based team a strong chance to fight for the prestigious Trophy. Strakka will be racing their Mercedes-AMG GT3 chassis’ after securing a partnership as an IGTC Performance Team with the German manufacturer.
Two-time Le Mans winner Nick Leventis will be joined in a PRO-AM car by highly rated Strakka driver Lewis Williamson. The duo will be partnered by ex-Le Mans driver Chris Buncombe, and experienced Blancpain GT driver David Fumanelli.
An all PRO car is set to be driven by 2013 Spa winners and Mercedes-AMG works drivers Maxi Buhk and Maxi Götz. 2017 Strakka driver Alvaro Parente will also slot into the seat of the PRO car.
Strakka’s Racing Director, Jay Davenport, comments: “We are delighted to have secured such a formidable line-up of talented and successful drivers for Strakka’s debut year with the Mercedes-AMG GT3. I think we’ve got all the ingredients for a successful season in the Intercontinental GT Challenge. We have enjoyed getting to grips with our move to Mercedes-AMG and will be pushing hard for podiums and wins.”
Team founder and driver Nick Leventis added: “After achieving a podium result at the Bathurst 12 hour for the opening race of the Intercontinental GT Challenge earlier in February, we are determined to push even harder and claim the top step. We were able to get to know the cars better and hopefully we can use this knowledge to our advantage.”
Strakka Racing will also be competing in the Intercontinental GT Challenge with two further rounds at Suzuka and Laguna Seca later on in the year.