Month: April 2014
Gary Hauser dominates race weekend in Mugello
Pole Position, 2 wins and a new official lap record, that’s the résumé of Gary Hauser’s race weekend in Mugello. Last years champion started his personal season opener with a sensational time of 1:33.404 in the qualifying, what secured him the pole position.
However the first race started pretty rough for the young Luxembourger. A weak start enabled his pursuers, Ingo Gerstl, Johann Ledermair and Bernd Herndlhofer to take three positions from him. In the end no one was able to keep up with Gary Hauser’s speed and so he still finished first. On top of that he was able to break the official track record with a time of 1:34.316 min.
The second race went even better, where Hauser defended the top spot from start to finish, with an overwhelming lead of over 26 seconds in front of Jakub Smiechowski (2nd) and Bernd Herndlhofer (3rd).
Equally well went the weekend for Karl-Heinz Becker who took the first spot in the MASTERS Class in both races in front of the Speed Center pilots Hans Laub (2nd) and Christian Eicke (3rd).
See the complete results on the event page: Mugello Classic Results
Bernd Herndlhofer wins season opener in Hockenheim
The BOSS GP and many of its motorsports veterans like Klaas Zwart, Ingo Gerstl and Peter Milavec are back for another nerve-racking and exciting season of first class motorsports. Like already 8 years now the season opener took place on the Hockenheim GP Circuit in front of 20.000 excited spectators.
But it was not one of the BOSS GP veterans who was able to secure the first victory of the year, instead it was last years newcomer Jakub Smiechowski, who took the lead over from Bernd Herndlhofer in the last lap of race one. For a long time it looked like a nearly perfect weekend for Jakub Smiechowski, who was on its way to a second place in race two behind Klaas Zwart, and thus an overall victory of this weekends event. But only two laps to go a break failure forced him to abandon the second race.
In the end the overall winner of the 2014 BOSS GP Championship opening event is called Bernd Herndlhofer and his team “H & A Racing”, who brought the most consistent performance to the table with two second places and one class win.
Another honourable mention goes to MASTERS class driver Karl Heinz Becker, who just celebrated his 70th birthday, what did not stop him to drive his all time personal Hockenheim lap record of 1:34.524s.
See the complete results on the event page: Hockenheim Historic Results