Wolf Racing Cars unrivalled at Mugello. Victory in Endurance Champions Cup and in both races of the Italian Master Prototypes
10.04.2018 – Wolf Racing Cars scored an amazing hat-trick at Mugello last weekend, claiming the pole position and victory in the Endurance Champions Cup, and scoring a double win in the two races of the Italian Master Prototypes thanks to the Wolf GB08 Tornado.
In Endurance Champions Cup, after the stunning pole position that the factory team Avelon Formula dedicated to Stuart McCrudden, Bellarosa and Belotti put in a superb performance, completing an exciting comeback that allowed them to score a solid victory inflicting a one-lap gap to the Mercedes GT AMG driven by Pezzucchi-Zanuttini-Cordoni and two laps to its sister car driven by Zumstein-Zumstein.
A drive through decided by Stewards due to irregular start forced team Avelon Formula to revise its strategy, with Bellarosa and Belotti basing their race on a spectacular comeback. The initial safety car neutralization prevented Wolf Racing Cars to show the full potential of the Wolf GB08 Tornado, and therefore the drivers’ grit and constant pace paid off in the end. A perfect management of the two stops allowed Belotti to close in on the front-runners before taking the lead with two great overtaking moves and crossing the finish line with a deserved P1.
The Italian Master Prototypes has been spectacular too, as Bellarosa had the upper hand on 18 cars. The Wolf Racing Cars driver managed race one wisely, despite a safety car early on, keeping a very effective race pace that allowed him to cross the finish line with a good margin on the nearest rivals. Race two had a similar plot, with Bellarosa getting a solid lead since lap one. The safety car deployed with seven minutes to go regrouped the pack, but the Wolf GB08 Tornado had the winning pace to cross the finish line on top.
Giovanni Bellarosa (Wolf Racing Cars, General Manager):
“It has been a great weekend. In Endurance Champions Cup we showed again that we have not only performance but also a great reliability, while the performance of the Wolf GB08 Tornado in the two sprint races of the Italian Master Prototypes spoke for itself”.
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 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.