Engineers. Drivers. Twins.

2014 Season Starts With a Double Victory at Circuit Vasco Sameiro

This year Nicola & Stefano De Val will be participating in the Portuguese sport prototype championship (Campeonato Nacional de Velocidade) as official drivers for Wolf Racing Cars, together with iberian distributor CRM Motorsport. The first event of the new season could have not started better, as the Wolf GB08 driven by Stefano De Val won both races on a sunny sunday in Braga, Portugal.


On Friday only Stefano was present at the track since due to professional commitments Nicola had to be in Marrakech, working together with Tarquini and Monteiro as a race engineer for Honda. Not knowing the track, the team focused on setting up the car for the whole Friday, and only during qualifying Stefano had been able to drive the car with the wanted confidence. Still, the result was already convincing: despite the strong competition, the Wolf GB08 qualified third for both 50 minutes races that would have followed the next day.

Race 1 went smoothly as Stefano only needed to find a consistent pace in order to make it first to the end. Staying out of trouble and an excellent pit stop let him race with a comfortable lead to the victory. But it was on Race 2 where he proved his strength together with the car and the whole team: by the end of the first straight he was already in second position, and only one lap after it he was leading the race, creating a huge gap behind him, until he deservedly won the race  1m13s ahead of the second car and with the fastest lap.

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Stefano“I could not be happier for what we achieved today, and this could not have been possible without the help of the team CRM Motorsport. I am sure we proved our strength and I hope we will continue for the whole championship. I could have been faster only if I had worked together with my brother Nicola, and hopefully he will join us soon.”

Next race will be on the historic track of Vila Real on 21/22 June.

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