13.07.2022 - The Wolf Racing Cars project for hill-climb racing secured another important series of strong results, which confirm the great commitment of the Italian brand to the improvement of the performance of the cars in hill-climb racing.
Following the extraordinary third win at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which has been run following regulations that are quite different from the European ones, Wolf Racing Cars claimed three successful results in Italy and Slovenia over the past few weeks.
The most recent one is also the most representative, that is Federico Liber’s at the GHD Gorjanci: the most important hill-climb race in Slovenia with FIA CEZ validity. The Italian driver, who is a talent in hill-climb racing, made his debut last June in the new Wolf GB08 F Mistral on the occasion of the 51st Trofeo Vallecamonica driving a turbocharged car for the first time ever. Liber started his learning curve and in a few weeks has managed to claim this important result.
Liber’s victory at the GHD Gorjanci was by 0.8s to the second, which highlights the great development work done by Wolf Racing Cars with the preparation and development of the cars for hill climbs. The factory of Gardone Val Trompia is developing the project while also directly working on the development of the engine, chassis and electronics. In Gorjanci Liber drove in mixed conditions – dry and humid – which allowed Wolf Racing Cars to collect important data for the development of the model.
“GHD Gorjanci is a race I enjoyed a lot - Liber commented - and I realized that the itinerary suits well this car. The straights and driven corners allowed me to get the most out of the aerodynamics which improves the competitiveness of the Wolf GB08 F Mistral. I am still learning the package, but the potential is very high”.
The icing on the cake was the performance at the 71st Trento-Bondone, a race valid for the Italian Hillclimb championship and for the FIA European Hillclimb Challenge.
The Italian race is often defined as the University of hill-climbing and Wolf France’s official driver Michele Fattorini claimed seventh place overall getting close to the 10 minutes barrier (10’01.036s) in the Wolf GB08 Thunder. This result allowed him to win the FIA EHC group/class after the great performance scored in Falperra (ESP).
In the CIVM Damiano Schena secured an extraordinary P5 in his Wolf GB08 Thunder, which allowed him to be second in E2SS and first in 1150. Behind him, Francesco Turatello completed his effort in the 1000 version of the car and was third in E2SS and first in the Class.
Giovanni Bellarosa (General Manager):
“In two weeks we collected very good results in the European hillclimbs. This is a huge satisfaction for us, as the whole hillclimb project is fairly recent, but we allocated important resources to it. We are working to deliver a tailored car to our drivers and we directly work on the chassis, but also engine and electronics. Customers have only one reference for everything and this is a huge advantage in terms of management. Liber’s win with the new 1175 turbo engine and the successes of Fattorini and Schena confirm that we are on the right path”.