The Italian Sports Prototypes on Wolf Racing Cars confirms its spectacle in Misano
22.05.2019 – Two exciting races from lights to flag took place at the Misano World Circuit during the past weekend and the Wolf Racing Cars GB08 Thunder has been the protagonist again of the Italian Sports Prototypes 2019 in an high-adrenaline event.
The first two rounds.
The challenge in the Italian Sports Prototypes is at its second season in single-make regime with the Wolf GB08 Thunder powered by Aprilia 1.0cc with Yokohama tyres that the Italian company developed specifically for this project. The opener of this series took place in Monza during a weekend that was affected by rain. The first pole position of the season went to Giacomo Pollini, but the true spectacle was offered by the Wolf GB08 Thunder during the race. The first challenge started behind the safety car due to the rain. The victory eventually went to Claudio Giudice, who found himself at ease on the wet circuit. Race two saw the spectacular win of Davide Uboldi, who started last and climbed all the way up to the victory.
The second racing weekend took place in Vallelunga and saw Danny Molinaro coming to the fore posting his first pole position of the season at the end of a particularly tight session. The Italian driver run a perfect race one rounding off his performance with an exceptional victory. The rain has been the protagonist of race two again and Race Direction ended it behind the safety car handing the victory to Francesco Turatello.
The weekend in Misano.
After the first two highly-spectacular rounds the championship moved to the much awaited round of Misano. Wolf Racing Cars worked hard in collaboration with teams and drivers to deliver an as exciting third round and the Italian company succeeded in this task.
Danny Molinaro claimed another pole position on the wet after the one taken in Vallelunga. Race one started behind the safety car, but as it pitted Claudio Giudice completed a successful overtaking move that allowed him to take the victory at the chequered flag.
The ease of driving of the Wolf GB08 Thunder in all conditions and the high level of the series were confirmed in the second race of the weekend. The quest for the victory this time around lived on an exciting neck to neck race involving Giacomo Pollini and Riccardo Ponzio, that run the 17 scheduled laps close to one another. Ponzio eventually pipped his rival by just over 0.3s taking the classification lead in this way.
Giovanni Bellarosa (Wolf Racing Cars, General Manager):
“After the exciting season 2018, at the end of which we had a lot of appreciation regarding the Wolf GB08 Thunder and our formula to successfully relaunch the Italian Sports Prototypes Championship, we worked hard over the winter to deliver again in 2019. The first three races underlined that all drivers are on the same level with these cars and could play their cards for important places of the classification. We had five different winners in six races and the result has never been foregone. We developed the Wolf GB08 Thunder specifically for this project and we are happy on how the car behaved in these initial weekends that have been technically very challenging due to the weather conditions. This is certainly going to be a spectacular season”.
The Italian Sports Prototypes Championship by Wolf Racing Cars
Thanks to the commitment of Wolf Racing Cars, the highest Italian championship for sports prototypes will be run in single-make regime from 2018 to 2022 included. The series will employ the new Wolf GB08 Thunder powered by Aprilia RSV4 1000cc and fitting Yokohama tyres. This is the present and future of the category and has already collected a lot of appreciation in its first full season that relaunched the series. The Wolf GB08 Thunder is light and fast and it is easy to drive which produces spectacular and hard-fought races in which all the drivers, from the expert to the rookie can challenge each other since the first kilometres behind the wheel.
1. Ponzio Riccardo pt. 70; 2. Molinaro Danny pt. 62; 3. Giudice Claudio pt. 49; 4. Pollini Giacomo pt. 49; 5. Menczer Jesse pt. 46; 6. Zanardini Mirko pt. 33; 7. Turatello Francesco pt. 29; 8. Pegoraro Lorenzo pt. 28; 9. Hulten Simon pt. 24; 10. Gagliardini Andrea pt. 22
Racing Calendar 2019
April 5-7 | Monza
May 3-5 | Vallelunga
May 17-19 | Misano
June 21-23 | Imola
September 13-15 | Vallelunga
October 4-6 | Mugello