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ATL WOLF ASIA – Atlantic Racing Team Driver Announcement
Posted by: newsla on May 23, 2014 - 08:08 AM
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ATL WOLF ASIA – Atlantic Racing Team Driver Announcement


Atlantic Racing Team's Manager Ingo Strackerjan is proud to announce the first of the 2014 driver line-up in the Asian LeMans Series with their new WOLF GB08 cars.

 

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“We worked hard to attract a driver class which could represent us as a factory driver and we are extremely happy having found Liam Talbot as the first of possibly 3 other drivers to show the Asian racing world what these cars can do in the right hands.”

“We tested Liam under not-so-ideal weather and track conditions over the last days in Sepang; hot weather and track; high humidity and finally a Monsoon kind of downpour! Liam connected right away with the car and lapped initially 5 to 10 laps at a time; thereafter we did a full hour stint and to top it of – 45 minutes in poring rain. All to the full satisfaction of team and driver.”

Liam will be in a 2 driver car rather then the optional 3 driver per car as, in his own words “this CN/LMP3 car is such a delight to drive that missing any minute in it would be a shame”. The search for the “right” partner in Liam's car is still in full force. The opening ALMS race is on the 20. July in Inje, Korea.

Below we enclose Liam's own press release:

TEAM LTR TO LEAD THE WOLF PACK IN SEASON 2014
After jetting off to Asia to complete initial testing at Sepang International Circuit Liam Talbot Racing can today officially announce their participation in the 2014 Asian Le Mans series by joining forces with the factory ATL Wolf Asia Racing Team as they debut the Wolf GB08 in the newly created CN category.

This is a significant step forward for team LTR as they continue on their long-term quest to compete in a LMP2 prototype at the world famous Le Mans 24hr endurance race in France. The new CN-LMP3 category is the next step on the ladder to the LMP2 category and the Asian Le Mans series will give team driver Liam Talbot valuable experience behind the wheel of these fantastic machines.

The Asian Le Mans series was developed as a viable stepping stone to Europe for both teams and drivers from the Asia Pacific region. With all races being 3hours in duration and with LTR electing to run only two drivers (as opposed to three) there’ll be plenty of time behind the wheel for Liam to acclimatize to the riggers of this high downforce, open cockpit style racing.

Team comments: Liam Talbot (Team Driver LTR) – What a fantastic opportunity. We’ve been discussing our next step on the road to Le Mans for the past six months and with the launch of the new CN category it fits our aspirations perfectly. Teaming up with the ATL Wolf Asia factory team is also significant advantage to us. When we were presented the opportunity to test their new LMP2 prototype later in the year when it’s released, it was something I couldn’t pass up.

I have been amazed by the sheer amount of down force the car generates, it’s quite significant compared to a Radical. The car is quick on old rubber and in the wet I’m braking near enough to my dry reference points. I’m excited and can’t wait to join this impressive team.

David Hardman (Team Director LTR) – I’m thrilled to finally be able to confirm our participation in the Asian Le Mans series. It’s something we’ve been working on for quite a while. It was important for us to join a team with factory support. We’ve made no secret of our intention to compete in the Le Mans 24hr going forward and we’re excited to be a part of the ATL Wolf Asia family. We’re looking forward to working with them on both their CN and LMP2 programs.

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