Dan Walmsley of Strakka Racing

You’ve probably never heard of them, but since it was set up in 2007, Strakka Racing has been one of the major success stories of British motorsport.

Strakka was established as a platform for up-cand-coming sports car racer Nick Leventis. The team moved to the international stage in 2008, racing an Aston Martin DBR9 GT car in the Le Mans Series (LMS).

The team switched to prototypes in 2009. In 2010 they became he first team to win an LMS race a second-tier LMP2 car, and won their class in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

2012 saw Strakka move up to top-class LMP1 machinery in the FIA World Endurance Championship, finishing the season as the second-best privateer LMP1 team. In 2013, the team finished Le Mans as lead privateer behind the factory Audis and Toyotas.

Strakka has sat out the 2014 WEC season so far as it builds its brand-new Dome. In the meantime, a program in F1 feeder series World Series by Renault keeps them busy on track.

Only Motors went to Strakka Racing’s workshops near Silverstone to meet Team Manager Dan Walmsley to talk about the past, the present and the future.

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