11.06.2021 – Another challenge is ahead for Wolf Racing Cars that is going to debut with a specific version for hill climb racing of the very successful Wolf GB08 Thunder driven by Mirko Zanardini this coming weekend from June 11th to 13th. On the occasion of the third round of the Italian Hill Climb Championship, the 50th Vallecamonica Trophy will take place on the hill-climb of Malegno-Ossimo-Borno.
The attention of Wolf Racing Cars to hill-climbs and the usage of the GB08 Thunder in the Italian Championship is the first step of the Italian constructor to release soon a version of each model for hill-climb races. The updated version that will be driven by Mirko Zanardini at the Vallecamonica Trophy will be the first GB08 Thunder specifically built with features designed for this discipline. Compared to the circuit version that is employed in the Italian Sports Prototypes Championship and the other already present in hill-climb races, this new model features specific changes to the engine, electronics, aerodynamic, front suspension, absorbers and differential. The weight is of 364 kg and the car is pushed by the brand new engine developed by Aprilia Racing and Wolf Racing Cars.
The Vallecamonica Trophy will get underway on Saturday at local 09:00 with two qualifying sessions on the 8.590 meters of the course. The race, to be run in two heats, will take place on Sunday from 9:00. ACI Sport will show the highlights of the race on Sunday on ACI Sport TV (CH 228 SKY) and Facebook (@acisporttv, @civelocitamontagna, @trofeovallecamonica, @acibrescia). The special will also be shown by TeleBoario (Italian FreeView CH 623), on channel 61 at 19:35, and on streaming by Facebook on Più Valli TV.
Giovanni Bellarosa (Team Principal Wolf Racing Cars)
"We are quite curious to see how this version of the Thunder will behave. For us, this is a test, the first real test after a few laps done in Binetto that gave us very positive feedback. We owe this to all the clients that bought the Thunder for hill climb racing. If everything goes to plan, we will have a kit for them to make a big performance leap. We will soon see Michele Fattorini, Danny Molinaro and Ivan Pezzolla on this car."