Webb to race with McLaren Strakka team for Silverstone and Spa 24 hours

Oliver Webb
Oliver Webb in the driving seat

Knutsford’s Oliver Webb has signed to race with the McLaren Strakka team for the Silverstone and Spa 24-hour race weekends.

Webb will fly straight from the Spa 6 Hours on Saturday to Brands Hatch to join up with the team before embarking on his debut race for them at Silverstone on May 13/14 in the Blancpain GT Series.

Following this, he will take on the iconic Spa 24-hour race over the weekend of July 27-30.

McLaren principal Jay Davenport said: “It’s great to have Oli in the car for these two events.

“He has a lot of 24-hour racing experience, both in prototypes and sports cars and we know from racing against him in WEC how he can perform.”

Blancpain GT Series

Touted as the closest GT3 championship in the world, the Blancpain GT Series consists of five sprint events and five endurance events.

Twelve manufacturers are represented on this year’s starting grid, with an ever-increasing number of elite drivers behind the wheel including former Grand Prix and Le Mans winners and the best GT drivers in the world.