Italian Sports Prototype Championship: now open to 15 years old on the Wolf Raiden GB08

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With the “New Era 2024/2028” project, the Italian Prototype Championship will complete its relaunch with a new car, the Wolf Raiden GB08: which is even more powerful, faster, and selective. It opens the doors to fifteen-year-old drivers, for a faster and cheaper alternative to Formula 4!

When, in 2018, Wolf began the new single-make regime of the then moribund Italian Sports Prototype Championship, the hopes for a relaunch of this fascinating category were well founded: after 4 years the car proved to be fast, efficient, and perfectly suited to returning the luster, and starters, to a championship with 40 years of history. In recent seasons we have in fact had an average of 20 cars fielded at each race, compared to 6/7 under the previous management. The strong point of the relaunch is the new machine, which will debut in 2024: the Raiden GB08 is an even more advanced, sophisticated, and fast Wolf thanks to the new 230 HP Aprilia V4 1100 cc engine, 30 HP more than the previous model. 
This wonderful 4-cylinder will always be supplied sealed to put drivers on a technical equal footing. This beautiful single-seater features more sophisticated aerodynamics, with ground effect, and with greater passive safety guaranteed by the tested carbon bodywork enriched by the presence of the Halo, the importance of which we have all seen for passive safety in the event of an accident in the last seasons of single-seater racing. 
Another very important innovation, on a sporting level, is the opening up to fifteen-year-olds, who will thus be able to make the leap from karting and find a valid alternative to Formula 4. In addition to being on average 4 seconds per lap faster than the latter, the cost of the championship has been set at 99,000 Euros, which becomes 149,000 if you want to keep the car at the end of the season: in practice racing with the Wolf GB08 Raiden will cost exactly ¼ compared to Formula 4, which requires a budget of around 400,000 Euros. 
The championship will be divided into 6 events for 12 races on the most beautiful tracks in Italy (Imola, Vallelunga, Monza, Pergusa, Misano, and Mugello) in addition to the trip to the legendary Spa Francochamps. There will be 3 titles up for grabs in the Italian Sports Prototype Championship: Absolute, Under 21, and Senior, the latter for those over 45.

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Created by: fmarangon2 - 14/12/23

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