The strong driver from Verona will make his debut at the 51st Trofeo Vallecamonica, the fourth act of the Italian Hill-Climb Championship, next 27 - 29 May. His goal will be to improve the performance of this model in hill-climb races.
23.05.2022 - Wolf Racing Cars’ work in the creation and improvement of competitive cars for hill-climbing continues relentlessly. After the positive experiment of the Wolf GB08 Thunder, which has been winning both on the track and hill climbs, the make managed by the family Bellarosa is ready for another important step: taking the Wolf GB08 F Mistral to the top of hill-climb racing.
To capitalize on the performance of the new model and to devise specific solutions due to the peculiarities of this exciting and extreme motorsport discipline, Wolf Racing Cars decided to collaborate with Federico Liber, the strong driver from Verona who has dominated the classifications reserved for these type of cars pushed by motorbike-derived engines.
Liber’s choice to switch to the turbo engine pushing the Wolf GB08 F Mistral has been a crucial moment in the development of this model. Devised to comply with the Hill Climb Regulations and having FIA Formula 1 2005 homologation, the Wolf GB08 F Mistral uses an 1175 CC PSA engine capable of 400 HP for a weight of 500kg. The aerodynamics of the car is developed for hill-climb races and exponentially increased the aero load to make this car the choice for strong results.
“I have been impressed by the engine since the beginning - Liber commented after a first shakedown in Castelletto di Branduzzo – After many years behind the wheel of cars with aspirated engines, switching to a turbocharged engine is quite overwhelming. Castelletto is quite a twisty racetrack, which mimics the conditions we find in hill climbs, but I realized that to get to the limit of this car will require a lot of mileage and experience. The engine is very reactive, it delivers power straight away: I believe the potential is very high. I need to be honest with myself though, I must take it easy and try to learn the reactions of the car and devise the best setup solutions with Wolf Racing Cars’ engineers. The main goal is to have fun, hunting for the performance but step by step”.
Liber will debut next May 27-29 at the 51st Trofeo Vallecamonica, which is the fourth round of the Italian Hill Climb Championship 2022 that is also valid for the TIVM Nord. The itinerary of the Malegno-Ossimo-Borno, which is the home turf of Wolf Racing Cars, will be a perfect testbench for this car: it is twisty in the first sector and very fast in the second one before the finish.
“We are very happy that Federico Liber chose Wolf Racing Cars for this season – Giovanni Bellarosa, the General Manager of the brand, commented – his career is full of victories in this discipline and his driving and setup sensibility are going to be an important asset to refine the hill-climb version of the Wolf GB08 F Mistral”.