Cuvee Sensorium is from now on the Official Champagne Partner of BOSS GP.
The high-class ambience of the DTM was ideal for BOSS GP to present a new series partner in a gala event: “Champagne is part of motorsport. Our bottles are ideal accessories for special, we call them Sensorial Moments, as they often occur in motorsport”, explains Janna Sonntag from Cuvee Sensorium the cooperation with BOSS GP.
These champagne bottles, which have been available since last year, are unique: instead of glass, the bottles are made of porcelain. “High-quality packaging for high-quality content” is Sonntag’s description of the company’s idea. The champagne itself comes from a family-run house with 120 years of experience. “Cuvee Sensorium is currently sold directly on request via the website www.champagne-sensorium.com or shops in Monaco, France and the U.S.”
More details on the partnership of BOSS GP and Cuvee Sensorium Champagne will be published later this year.
After victory, Bracalente takes the lead in the FORMULA standings.
penalty dropped him back, today it was his day: Alessandro Bracalente (ITA,
Speed Center) was able to win the 8th race of the season in the FORMULA class.
At the start he defended his top position in contrast to yesterday. Marco
Ghiotto (ITA, MM International) followed him throughout the race, but it was
never enough to overtake him. The duel for the championship is getting tougher
after this weekend: Bracalente is only nine points ahead of Ghiotto in four
races to go.
Martucci (ITA, MM International) came third in the FORMULA category. Yesterday
a penalty was also his misfortune, today he landed deservedly on the podium.
The top 3 in today’s race underline the current dominance of the Italians in
this class. Best non-Italian was Philippe Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center) in
fourth place. A podium finish for the sonnyboy with Le Mans experience is only
a matter of time.
Ripoli (ITA, MM International), winner of race 1, finished sixth today ahead of
team-mate Armando Mangini. Andreas Fiedler started the race from the pit lane
already lagging behind. As usual, he delivered a race to catch up, which
brought him up to 8th place. Christian Eicke (SUI, Speed Center) and Walter
Steding (DEU, Inter Europol) fought further interesting duels. Eicke used a
lapping by another car to pass Steding and secure 8th place.
OPEN category: Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) dominated both races in Assen. Hans Laub (DEU, Speed Center) was happy to finally be in race mode again. Both he and his Forti Formula 1 kept going and were rewarded with 2nd place. Third place on the podium went to “Piter” (FRA, Ray-Ban), who is now behind Gerstl in second place of the championship.
summer break the BOSS GP continues in Brno (6–8 September). On the Czech roller
coaster a preliminary decision could be made in the OPEN class, in the FORMULA
the decision in terms of championship will be made quite certainly at the final
event in Imola (11th–13th October).
Action-packed 7th season race of the BOSS GP 2019 at the TT Circuit.
with the sensation of today’s race day: Gianluca Ripoli (ITA, MM International)
surprisingly wins for the very first time a race in BOSS GP. Already in the
qualifying a surprise was on the horizon, with class rank 4 he achieved his best
qualifying result so far. In the race, unlike his immediate opponents, he
remained free of mistakes and benefited from a 10-second penalty for Alessandro
Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center), who had led most of the race.
first start was aborted (a driver spun in the warm-up lap) the field was forced
to stop on the start-finish straight. At the restart, not all engines started
in time, so the crews were working on it even after the 30-second signal – which
is not allowed according to the regulations. Bracalents got – like some of the
other drivers – a time penalty added to the result.
Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) took the lead in the FORMULA class after a
good start of the race. Still in the first half pole setter Bracalente passed
Ghiotto again. The subsequent duel between the two title favourites was a short
one, however, as Ghiotto made a rare mistake and spun off the track. Ripoli
finally won ahead of Bracalente and Armando Mangini (ITA, MM International).
Mangini did it as so often, kept a cool head and crossed the finish line
without any major troubles. This brings the veteran 3th place in the FORMULA
Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center) and Luca Martucci (ITA, MM International)
dropped from the podium due to penalties after a strong race. Andreas Fiedler
(DEU, Fiedler Racing) was within reach of the FORMULA podium for a long time,
but in the final phase he suddenly lost a lot of speed and thus some positions
In the OPEN
class for Formula 1 cars Ingo Gerstl controlled the race from lap 1 onwards in
his Toro Rosso STR1 and extended the overall lead with his fifth victory of the
season. Hans Laub (DEU, Speed Center) finished second in the Forti FG03. The
driver and mechanic in one person skipped qualifying in the morning and started
a great race to catch up from the last grid position and overtook numerous
FORMULA racers in the race. “Piter” (FRA, Ray-Ban) was happy about
another trophy in his collection with 3rd place.
will be the 8th race of the season. At 9:45 a.m. the Big Open Single Seater line-up
for a ten-minute warm-up session. The race itself starts at 11:50 a.m.,
directly before the DTM’s main race.
Assen trembles: BOSS GP on lap record chase in qualifying.
The pole position was secured for the third time in 2019 by Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed). A further improvement of his personal lap record from yesterday (1:18.246) was just not possible. The record champion will try to improve in race one with his Toro Rosso STR1 again.
The best-in-class FORMULA driver will also start from the front row of the grid: Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center) grabbed pole with an advantage of over a second. It was also the Italian’s third FORMULA best time in the 2019 BOSS GP anniversary season.
Championship leader Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) didn’t miss a beat and follows in row 2, along with ever more consistent Luca Martucci (ITA, MM International). Gianluca Ripoli (ITA, MM International) completed the Italian quartet with 5th place, his best BOSS GP qualifying result so far.
Philippe Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center) confirmed the improving pace of the last races – he starts from 6th place. Salvatore de Plano (ITA, Top Speed) had technical problems yesterday and only managed three laps in the two practice sessions. Today he did 12 laps and qualified as overall seventh.
Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) stayed focused even with a TV onboard camera hanging away and finished eighth. In row 5 are Armando Mangini and Walter Steding. Christian Eicke starts behind from 11, “Piter” from 12.
The qualifying session was disappointing for Peter Göllner (SUI, Speed Center), who is well known for his strong performance in Assen. He had to park his GP2 Dallara at the side after only three laps. Together with rookie Ulf Ehninger (DEU, ESBA Racing) in the F1 Benetton B197, he will start the 20-minute race from row 7 this afternoon.
Hans Laub (DEU, Speed Center) in the 1996 Forti skipped the timed practice. The first race of the BOSS GP within the DTM in Assen starts today Saturday at 17:10 o’clock. According to the current weather forecast rain showers are to be expected. For sure the Pirelli Cinturato rain tyres are standing by in the pits.
half-hour practice sessions were held on the first race day in the Netherlands.
The driving time was used extensively by the 17 pilots, some of them completed
over 35 laps. The BOSS GP pilots gathered experience for the remaining weekend,
although according to the weather forecast it could rain tomorrow as opposed to
The fastest time was once again set by Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed), who even beat his own track record in the Toro Rosso STR1 with a time of 1:18.246. It was also the Austrian who, together with Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center), represented the BOSS GP at yesterday’s show run in the city centre of Assen. On the “Coulthard Road”, BOSS GP showed what 800 hp are capable of. Over 200 kph and “donuts” on public roads delighted the approximately 20,000 fans.
Back to the Friday practice sessions: Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) set the tone for the FORMULA cars. The leader of the standings underlined his favourite role for qualifying tomorrow morning (Saturday, 10:50 a.m.) with the best time in the class of FORMULA cars. Second fastest FORMULA driver today: Luca Martucci (ITA, MM International) ahead of Bracalente, who is obviously trying to recover from Monza’s messed up weekend. Today’s fourth best time brings him into the top 5 and thus into Q1.
The biggest surprises of today’s practice day were Philippe Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center) and Peter Göllner (SUI, Speed Center). Göllner finished fifth with 1:29.729 in the Free Practice 2, Haezebrouck sixth with 1:29.8. Also “Piter” (FRA, Ray-Ban) was able to impress and could play a bigger role in the midfield this time than in previous races.
For BOSS GP
this race weekend will kick-off second half of the season. After Hockenheim,
Red Bull Ring and Monza the races 7 (Saturday, 17:10) and 8 (Sunday, 11:50)
will take place in Assen. Tickets are still available on site.
Before Max Verstappen and Co. compete in a Dutch Grand Prix next year, BOSS GP will give Netherlands a taste of Formula 1 this weekend in Assen.
This year, the BOSS GP teamed up with the German Touring Car Masters to offer the 100,000 fans an incomparable racing line-up. While Assen is new for the DTM, the 4.5-kilometer TT Circuit is familiar territory for the BOSS GP. The fastest racing series in Europe was part of the GAMMA Racing Day in recent years.
What does the DTM event offer?
It all starts on Thursday in the city centre of Assen
with its 68,000 inhabitants: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a show run on
the Vaart Zuidzijde, with free admission and demo rides of all racing series of
the weekend. BOSS GP with the fastest racing cars in the world and the heroes
who drive them can also be seen in action.
From Friday to Sunday there will be full day action on
the TT Circuit with a total of six sessions of the BOSS GP. The Big Open Single
Seater series makes possible, that formula cars of the highest categories can
still be seen at their original purpose: Racing against each other. Also
driving are DTM, Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, Lotus Cup Europe and the Women’s
Formula Series W Series. Of course, Assen can’t do without bikes on the
traditional motorcycle track either: Moto2 demo laps fill the breaks between
BOSS GP schedule Assen
Friday, 19 July 2019:
11:40–12:10 Free Practice 1 (30 Minutes)
14:45–15:10 Free Practice 2 (25 Minutes)
Saturday, 20 July 2019:
10:50–11:20 Qualifying (Q1: 8 Minutes/Break: 2 Minutes/Q2: 20 Minutes)
12:00–12:20 Autograph session all drivers BOSS GP (Show Stage Paddock)
17:10–17:30 Race 1 (20 Minutes)
19:00 Live concert DJ Fedde Le Grand (Show Stage Paddock)
Where can I find the BOSS GP cars, teams and drivers?
A part of the BOSS GP is located in the pits, the other teams in large tents behind pit lane. Fans can watch the BOSS GP teams at work closely, as admission to the paddock is included in all ticket categories. In addition, the pit lane will be opened twice a weekend for fans during the pit walk. Motorsport fans can’t get closer to Formula 1 anywhere else.