Well deserved applause for Wolf Racing Cars and Yokohama at the 49th Trofeo Vallecamonica
23.07.2019 – Wolf Racing Cars claimed a very good result with Mirko Zanardini at its first exit in hill-climbing with the Wolf GB08 Thunder fitting Yokohama ADVAN A005 tyres at the 49th Trofeo Vallecamonica ran last weekend on the roads of Malegno-Ossimo-Borno.
The manufacturer from Gardone Valtrompia obtained a result beyond expectations in the prestigious event valid as Italian Trophy Hill-Climb North and FIA International Hill Climb Cup, which demonstrated that the Wolf GB08 Thunder has been designed to be competitive on track but turns out to be very quick also in hill-climb races and in the slaloms.
This important debut saw Mirko Zanardini – the driver that has already been driving this car in the Italian Sports prototypes — taking on again the challenge of the home race after winning it back in 2017. Zanardini used very well the quality of this Wolf Prototype combined with the Japanese tyres and collected precious results for the development of the project.
This very fast and technical test measuring 8.800 meters is capable of highlighting the features of the cars but also to show its limits. Zanardini put in a great performance and obtained overall P5 after two heats, which was the first of class 1000 with the best time of 4’06.07s in the first test and a total time of 8’12.85s.
The great times posted by the Wolf GB08 Thunder fitting Yokohama ADVAN A005 tyres allowed the Italian driver to put his rivals behind on cars that were more powerful on paper, which proves once again the quality of this project and the successful pairing car-tyres.
Giovanni Bellarosa, Wolf Racing Cars General Manager:
“This result makes us proud. Everything went according to plan which confirmed the value of our car. The Wolf GB08 Thunder demonstrated its quality and found a perfect match in the Yokohama ADVAN A005 tyres, which makes us positive for the future since the prototype used in this occasion was still using the Aprilia 1000 engine in the STD configuration that we use on racetracks. By the end of September we will take to the debut the unit that has been produced by the collaboration between Wolf Racing Cars and Aprilia, this is an engine specifically designed for hill-climb racing. We will then have an extremely competitive product for hill-climb competitions”.