Lewis Williamson is set to drive Strakka Racing's Gibson 015S at the official FIA WEC Rookie Test in Bahrain next month.
Williamson, a former McLaren Autosport
BRDC Award winner has seen his single-seater career stall since racing in both GP3 and the Renault World Series, but has played a key role in Strakka Performance's driver development programme in the past twelve months. The run in Bahrain will be his first serious outing in a sports prototype as he evaluates a change of direction for the future.
“I have a proper opportunity to show sportscar teams what I can do at this test,” the Scot said, “After not racing last year, I want to prove where I am performance-wise. The Gibson 015S has more downforce than I've been used to, but I have some simulator sessions planned to make the most of the test. Sportscar racing is where I want to be and, thanks to Strakka Racing, I have a chance to show what I can do!”
Strakka Racing is planning to run another driver at the rookie test, but is delighted to give Williamson the chance to resurrect his career.
“Lewis has demonstrated real maturity and has been a true asset for Strakka Performance in the last year,” team principal Dan Walmsley confirmed, “Inside and outside the car, and through the support he provides to all the drivers on our development programmes, he has shown true professionalism and it's great that Strakka is able to give him his first proper sportscar test.”