Class victory and good speed for the Wolf GB08 at the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series in Sepang
11/11/2015 – The second round of the Asian Le Mans, held last weekend at the Sepang International Circuit, in Malaysia, highlighted the good speed of the Wolf GB08. Two cars were on track: namely n.21 lined up by Avelon Formula Asia and driven by Denis Lian and Giorgio Maggi, and n.69 run by Atlantic Racing Team with Zen Low, John Bryant Meisner and Toshiyuki Ochiai at the wheel, that, especially in practice, proved to have the potential to get the top six of the absolute classification.
Weather conditions have been crucial with the threat of rain until the formation lap that was run on a partially wet tarmac that was progressively drying up. Humidity and hot weather challenged cars and drivers during the three hours long race that both Wolf cars managed to complete without any technical problem. At the chequered flag, Lian and Maggi took the win of class CN2 and the twelfth absolute place, proceeding the twin car driven by Low, Bryant and Ochiai, that obtained the pole position of the category.
Denis Lian (Avelon Formula Asia, Team Manager):
“It has been a great challenge, we started off well and we got the class lead since the first lap. Tyres worked well and Giorgio did a great job as the car was not easy to drive when I handed it over to him. We have been chasing this victory for a long time and it now rewards the hard work done during the last year”.
Ingo Strackerjan (Atlantic Racing Team, Team Manager):
“We have seen a great challenge betewen the two Wolfs even if the gap separating GT and CN cars surprised me, considering that we set lap times that were in line with those of several LMP3 cars. ACO regulation changes regarding pit stops of lineups with two or three drivers penalized us a bit: we lost about five minutes and had to concede the lead at half way through.
The Wolf GB08 challenger has been stunning, it did not give us the smallest problem, as did Michelin tyres that coverd the whole length of the race without showing wearing signals. Our programmes now include some testing sessions in December at Sepang with drivers that we could employ in the future in ALMS, then we will move to Thailand at Buriram for the third round of the season”.