Lewis Williamson will make his FIA World Endurance Championship debut with LMP2 entrant Strakka Racing at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring between 22-24 July. The Scottish driver will partner WEC regulars Jonny Kane and Nick Leventis in his first-ever sportscar race.
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“Through our race and coaching programmes, Strakka has always looked to support young drivers, nurturing talent and where possible providing chances,” says team founder Nick Leventis. “At Nürburgring we are underlining that commitment by giving Lewis a shot in a full WEC weekend. I’d like to thank Danny Watts, who will remain part of Strakka this season, for all his efforts in the car so far.”
Williamson, 26, had his first taste of Strakka’s LMP2 Gibson 015S at last year’s Bahrain Rookie Test, and he has also attended the first three rounds of the 2016 World Endurance Championship, learning procedures of the team.
“No doubt, this is an immense opportunity for me,” says Williamson. “Strakka has given me a chance very few drivers get and I intend to make the very most of it. I’ve done well in the past at the Nürburgring and the Gibson was the fastest car on last year’s test day so I reckon we should in the mix. The weather always plays its part at the Nürburgring and whilst it was hot last year, I know it could also be foggy and raining. You just don’t know.”
Information and quotes from Strakka Racing