Liam Talbot Racing announced Friday that it has joined forces with ATL Wolf Asia Racing Team to field a Wolf GB08 in the newly created CN category of the Asian Le Mans Series.
The Australian squad, which runs an Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Australian GT Championship, sees the move into the prototype ranks as a stepping stone towards its ultimate goal of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in LMP2.
“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,” Talbot said. “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.”
Added team director David Hardman: “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.”
Talbot, the 2013 Radical Australia Cup Series Champion and a former Bathurst 12 Hour class winner, will be one of the drivers for the effort, having already sampled the Italian-built CN car.
“I have been amazed by the sheer amount of downforce the car generates, it’s quite significant compared to a Radical,” he said. “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.”
The five-round Asian LMS championship kicks off at Inje, Korea on July 20.