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Wolf To Build Daytona Prototype

Italian constructor Wolf Racing Cars have announced plans to build their first Daytona Prototype chassis in time for a planned debut in the 2014 Daytona 24 hours and a full season entry in the new United SportsCar Racing series.

The GB09, has been designed by Richard Romanelli with BMW power (but with the option to accommodate all current Daytona Prototype engines.

Two cars will be built initially with the first bound for acceptance trials and testing in the USA and the second remaining in Italy for testing and development.

The GB09 will be run by the Wolf factory team at Daytona before being handed over to Wolf’s first customer team, fully supported by the Italian manufacturer.

Wolf’s Ivan Bellarosa: “We have a team already lined up to run the car in the new series after Daytona but we do not want to get ahead of ourselves. First we need to get the completion of the car and the first tests out of the way before we start announcing the complete programme.”

Bellarosa, who contested the 2012 Daytona 24 Hours in a DP courtesy of his Sunoco Daytona Challenge win, is already confirmed in the car.

Wolf have sifted emphasis from their planned (and announced) move into the LMP2 market as Bellarosa explains: “We know we can build a car that is both beautifully engineered and competitive. The regulations give us a chance to really compete with Riley and Corvette and the future for the new series looks very bright. Basically if we do a good job in Daytona Prototypes, then we can build a winning car.”

The GB09 is part of a larger push for Wolf Racing Cars with another three models, one of which is rumoured to be a GT car developed in conjunction with Colorado-based Evocativo Engineering, to be launched in the next three years.