Pole position and strong race pace for Wolf in the Thunderhill 25H
The 25 Hours of Thunderhill run last weekend in California confirmed the huge potential of the new Wolf GB08S.
Despite the air temperature being particularly low - close to zero degrees Celsius - Ivan Bellarosa set the pole position in 1'37.662, that turned out to be a performance unrivalled by all the other racers. The Italian driver and his co-equipers Miles Jackson, Al Unser Jr and Al Unser III have led the race for a long time. They have been fighting for the victory throughout the race with the colors of team JFC Racing, but a problem to the engine put the word end to their race during the twenty-first hour. The best laptime posted by Al Unser Jr (1'37.789) has been the fastest lap of the race though.
Photo by: James Holland
Wolf cars will be on track again this coming weekend for the 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi, where the works team Avelon Formula will field three Wolf GB08. The lineup of the number 94 challenger will be composed by Guglielmo Belotti (ITA), Jesus Fuster (SPA) and Alessandro Tonoli (ITA). Ivan Bellarosa (ITA), Alessandro Latif (ITA) and Ryan Cullen (IRL) will be racing on the number 95 car, while Nicola De Val Stefano De Val (ITA), Maurizio Pitorri (ITA) and Gianluca Pizzuti will take shifts at the wheel of the number 96 car. Team BF Corse will also be present with a fourth Wolf GB08 driven by Filippo Caliceti (ITA), Simone Borelli (ITA) and Gianmarco Gamberini (ITA).
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