Wolf-Power Racing has seats available for the Hankook 12H KUWAIT, Hankook 24H DUBAI and Hankook 6H ABU DHABI as the former 24H SERIES TCE Teams’ champion eyes the 2022 / 2023 Middle East Trophy.
Words – James Gent
Images – Petr Frýba
Wolf-Power Racing is on the hunt for drivers for the upcoming Hankook 12H KUWAIT, Hankook 24H DUBAI and Hankook 6H ABU DHABI.
The German outfit, which secured the Overall TCE Teams’ championship in 2019, 2020 and 2021 with Autorama Motorsport, has confirmed at least one Audi RS 3 LMS for the inaugural Hankook 12H KUWAIT and the Hankook 6H ABU DHABI in January 2023, while a second has been registered for the season-opening Hankook 24H DUBAI.
Entries confirmed for all three rounds means Wolf-Power Racing is eligible to compete for CREVENTIC’s inaugural Middle East Trophy.
TCE Ladies’ Cup winner, and multi-time TCR class winner, Jasmin Preisig will once again compete alongside Ivars Vallers in the #116 RS 3 LMS. The pair have contested the full 24H SERIES season with Wolf-Power Racing, securing the Audi tin top’s maiden series podium with 3rd place at the Hankook 12H MUGELLO.
2012 World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff also secured the car’s first TCE pole position at the recent Hankook 24H BARCELONA. Huff is set to contest his second Hankook 24H DUBAI with the German team in 2023 alongside Marcus and Marlon Menden, and German compatriot Peter Posavac in the sister #117 Audi RS 3 LMS. That leaves two – and potentially three – driver spots still available for the 24-hour endurance epic in Dubai, and one or two for Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.
Despite a tough mid-season – a potential podium at Spa-Francorchamps was left wanting thanks to an assisted off-track moment at half-distance, while the late-braking MANIACK Racing Mercedes ended the Audi’s race at Hockenheim after just eight laps – TCR class podiums in Mugello and Portimão, plus a commanding first half of the Hankook 24H BARCELONA, meant Wolf-Power Racing went into the European season finale in Catalunya still in TCE title contention with champion-elect BBR.