The wait is mounting ahead of the Italian Sport Prototypes 2018 Championship in the sign of Wolf Racing Cars
19.02.2018 – Wolf Racing Cars is working relentlessly to prepare the new Wolf GB08 Thunder that will enliven the Italian Sport Prototypes 2018 Championship.
The Italian outfit has run a first closed-doors test at the circuit of Franciacorta last February 16th with Ivan Bellarosa, who had the duty of taking the car on track for the first time.
The performance of the Wolf GB08 Thunder has impressed the driver and technicians that are currently working to convert the data collected into further improvements to the car.
The Italian manufacturer has registered an increased interest in the new car powered by the Aprilia 1000 RSV4 engine, that will be the absolute protagonist on track for seasons 2018-2022, which will be run in a single-make regime. Purchase orders confirmed so far come from all over the world, which gives further credit to the value of the project by Wolf Racing Cars.
The International appeal of Wolf Racing Cars and its new Sport single-seater has been highlighted also by the participation of the Canadian driver Ron Eckardt in the Italian series, the driver built a lot of experience on prototype cars and has won the LSR2 of SMMR in America. The Californian driver Jesse Menczer, who has a strong CV in the States on closed-wheel cars and prototypes, will take part in the championship too, as Shain Mobine and the Russian Mikhail Spiridonov, who will debut in this racing series after shining in GT cars.
Several Italian professional drivers will take part in this new exciting chapter in the history of the brand. Among these, Stefano Attianese who has competed in the USA in cars and watercrafts, Claudio Giudice, who is following his father’s footsteps and won the Mitjet 2017 Championship, Nicola Nieri, who was second in the Italian GTS last year, Gian Marco Gamberini, Filippo Caliceti and Simone Borelli after the satisfaction obtained recently on the Wolf GB08 Honda. Also present, Gianluca Carboni, who has been a great interpreter of GT races, as Andrea Perlini. Dario Caso and Simone Laureti will take on the challenge of the new Italian Sport Prototypes Championship after their positive experience in the Nascar Whelen Euro Series.
Among the rookies that chose the Wolf GB08 Thunder and the new Italian Sport Prototypes Championship, the 15 years old Simone Riccitelli, who will continue the family tradition, Ivan Brandimarte and the other rookie Iannucci.
Giovanni Bellarosa (Wolf Racing Cars, General Manager):
“This is a quite intense working period for all our team, but the Wolf GB08 Thunder will not disappoint expectations. It is going to be an extraordinary car and the great success we are registering with orders is the first achievement of this new technical and sporting challenge. The Italian Sport Prototypes 2018 Championship announces to be of high level, but also to have an international connotation which makes us very happy”.
About Wolf Racing Cars
The Wolf brand has appeared on the motorsport scene back in 1976 when the team took part in the Formula 1 World Championship for four years running until 1979. The golden-black livery of the team has come back to racing in 009, when the brand’s rights were acquired by Avelon Formula and Giovanni Bellarosa, who decided to build a CN2 class car, the Wolf GB08. . Wolf Racing Cars challengers have secured 101 wins, 99 pole positions and 92 fastest laps of the race since 2010, which allowed the team to take 10 National and International titles, among which the Italian Sport Prototypes Championship, the CISP Championship (Portugal), the SCC Championship (Austria/Germany), the BELCAR (Belgium) and the Spring Mountain Racing (United States). Following the victory of the ACI Sport tender, Wolf Racing Cars will be the exclusive provider of the challenger employed in the Italian Sport Prototypes Championship from 2018 to 2022.