The Italian connection - BOSS GP returns to Monza
Ten months ago, it was the first ever visit for a BOSS series in Italy and the Monza circuit with its legendary high speed corners such as the Curva Parabolica, Variante Ascari and Curva di Lesmo. This weekend, the engines will be roaring again when the BOSS GP comes back to the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in the north of Italy, which has a length of the 5.793 kilometres.
As many as 23 brute race monsters will compete during the third BOSS GP race weekend 2012. Four cars that formerly raced in the Formula One World Championship, will participate in the ´OPEN´ class. Ten participants will fight for victory in the 'FORMULA' class, with GP2, Champcars and Indycars, while nine drivers are on the entry list of the BOSS GP `MASTERS´ category that is open to machinery from the Nissanand Renault World Series, Formula 3000, Formula Nippon and F1 equipment before 1991.
The entry list at Monza features four Italian drivers. Armando Mangini and Gianluca Ripoli will be in action in the FORMULA class in a GP2, while the other two Italian participants will compete in the MASTERS class. Sergio Ghiotto will drive a Lola F3000, while Maurizio Copetti will show his skills in a Nissan Worldseries V6. With Phil Stratford and his Tyrrel0 022 F1 we can also welcome at Monza the first US racer in the European BOSS scene.
The event will provide plenty of action including the BOSS GP, the Historic F3, the spectacular pre-`72 cars of the legendary 1000km races and a number of other European top historic classes. The first BOSS GP race will take place on Saturday at 2:45pm and the second race gets underway on Sunday at 12:45am. Both races are scheduled to last 20 minutes.
The BOSS GP drivers are consequently looking forward to another exciting race weekend during the '60° Coppa Intereuropa' event, which is the biggest and most important historic race meeting in Italy.