19. October 2018
Strakka prepares for three-car Intercontinental GT finale at Laguna Seca
Strakka Racing is preparing a three-car squad for the final round of the 2018 Intercontinental GT Challenge, to be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in California, USA, on 26-28 October 2018.
As an official customer racing team of Mercedes-AMG, Strakka Racing will field three Mercedes-AMG GT3 entries for the eight-hour race as the series concludes in the USA after hosting endurance events in Australia, Europe and Asia.
The #42 Pro-Am car will be driven by Nick Leventis, Felipe Fraga and David Fumanelli. With 40 points to his name, Leventis is third in the Bronze Drivers’ Standings, just eight points behind his second-placed competitor, and with 25 points still available at Laguna Seca.
Strakka Racing will also run two Pro Class cars: the #43 will be piloted by Max Götz, Raffaele Marciello (newly crowned 2018 Blancpain GT Series Drivers’ Champion) and Lewis Williamson, while the #44 car will have Christian Vietoris, Adrien Tambay and Jack Hawksworth at the wheel. Three of Strakka Racing’s drivers are in the top ten of the Drivers’ Standings: Marciello is joint leader in the points, Götz is currently in joint fifth place and Williamson is seventh.
Following a double-points finish at the last round in Suzuka, including a second-place finish for the #43 Pro car, Strakka Racing has helped Mercedes-AMG to top the GT3 Manufacturers’ Standings. With one race remaining, it’s leading from Audi in second and Porsche third.