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BeNeLux is a new team richer: WOLF Racing Cars BeNeLux

BeNeLux is a new team richer: WOLF Racing Cars BeNeLux

15.02.2013: BAS KOETEN RACING tackling a new challenge with WOLF GB08 2013 On 21st February the team starts and Italian WOLF Racing Cars will

BAS KOETEN RACING tackling a new challenge with WOLF GB08 2013




On 21st February the team starts and Italian WOLF Racing Cars will deliver two brand new Wolf GB08 Sport Prototypes (Group CN) to the team of Bas Koeten Racing, based in the Netherlands. These super fast racing cars will be entered in amongst others the highly popular Special Open Trophy.


The race calendar is comprised out of an attractive mix of sprint & endurance races with the 24 HOURS of Zolder (B) as the absolute pinnacle!



Specifications


The Wolf GB08 2013 is developed and constructed by Italian based Wolf Racing Cars. The basis of this Sport Prototype (Group CN) is comprised out of a carbon fibre chassis fitted with a proven and reliable 2.0 litre Honda atmospheric engine developing 255 bhp.


The latter is linked to a Sadev sequential gearbox. The car’s overall weight is a mere 540 kilograms. The works team of WOLF Racing Cars, Avelon Formula, that is also active with the GB08 in several international series, will be supporting Bas Koeten Racing’s troops. 



Bas Koeten Racing as technical service provider


Out of all the available teams in the Benelux WOLF Racing Cars opted for Bas Koeten Racing as being the most suitable partner, who on behalf of the successful constructor will act as service provider in the BeNeLux.


As such Bas Koeten Racing will be responsible for the preparation, logistics and circuit support of at least two WOLF GB08 (model 2013) cars in the Special Open Trophy, presently the most popular championship for CN-Sportscars and SUPER 7 cars. With this the team climbs an important, new step up the motorsport ladder.


Team owner Bas Koeten: “The WOLF GB08 is known for its low weight and a relatively low fuel consumption and tyre wear. Add to that the fact that the car registers similar lap times as those of a GT3, but then at a considerably lower running costs. I won’t deny the rumours concerning the new 3 litre engines, but these are presently in a test phase.


Should drivers competing in the 24 HOURS of Zolder opt for the 3 litre engines then the cars would be returned to Italy during the month of May for the conversion. Presently everything has been foreseen to carry out the conversion. Under normal load the 3 litre V6 will develop 350 bhp.”


Given the characteristics of the Wolf GB08 these cars can measure up with the GT3 front-runners in such races as the 24 HOURS of Zolder and 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi. This has been proven in the past by other teams that have already competed with the WOLF GB08. 





Koeten continues:
“The reason our team took on this project is a combination of various factors. The car is a technical marvel, constructed from the best materials and components. Added to that is the fact that there is an attractive race calendar with events in Belgium and the Netherlands, with a guaranteed full starting grid.


In addition there is a 24 hours race on the programme and for a team this is naturally the absolute tops. The cars have a wide entry scope, and can also compete in the SPEED Euro Series that also run in the WTCC programme.


The Italian Wolf Racing Cars also has major plans, amongst which the construction of a Le Mans Prototype (LMP2) where we as service provider also wish to be a part of. Together with the BeNeLux dealer BAS MotorSport a great future awaits us in the Sports Cars.”



Presentation Wolf Racing Cars BeNeLux



The presentation of the cars will take place on Saturday evening 2nd March and on Sunday midday 3rd March at Circuit Park Zandvoort, during the last 4 hours race of the Winter Endurance Championship.


 In Bas Koeten Racing’s hospitality tent and pit box the two brand new cars will be on show where the media, drivers and public will be able to admire the cars.





Special Open Trophy


“ Looking for and appointing the right partner for the WOLF GB08 was quite a feat,” Heyman, promoter of the Special Open Trophy, opens up the conversation: “The puzzle needed to be completed and I am certain that WOLF Racing Cars made the right choice when they decided to appoint Bas Koeten Racing and BAS MotorSport as responsible units for WOLF Racing Cars BeNeLux respectively for technical and sales matters. 


The Special Open Trophy is richer by 2 fast cars, the drivers are eager to clock up their first test kilometres on 14th March at Circuit Zolder. On top of that the names of the drivers manning the two cars are not of the least. A combination of fast young men and gentlemen drivers need to demonstrate that these cars can be driven by anyone.


The names of the drivers competing in the endurance and sprint races will be announced at the beginning of March. Regarding the 24 HOURS of Zolder there is still room for a 4th driver in both cars, but up until now no decision has been taken. Both cars have the potential of winning the 24 HOURS of Zolder, which makes the composition of the team very important.


There are presently some 8 drivers on the list wishing to compete in the 24 HOURS of Zolder with the WOLF GB08 2013, however the art consists of bringing these drivers to the start under the best possible conditions, and with as many test kilometres as possible under their belt.” On behalf of the organisation we wish Bas Koeten Racing and BAS MotorSport loads of success.



Belgian Race Invest,  Dries Heyman - also photos

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15.02.2013 / MaP

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