Author: Nadine Bieneck

FORMULA class: Early finish for Ledermair and Fiedler, De Plano showing speed at second free practice

Second free practice in Brno 2017.

After a smooth first free practice in the morning the second free practice session went quite well again. With the exception of Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport), who spun off the track after a couple of laps, all drivers drove some nice laps.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the second practice session as well. As in first free practice, Austrian Johann Ledermair was the first driver on track. All 12 FORMULA drivers followed the Austrian on track. Weather conditions in Brno were continously great: 22°, sunny and dry.

A couple of laps was done, when a the red flag slowed drivers down. It was an early finish of the practice session for Johann Ledermair , who had spun off the track with his Dallara GP2. Also Andreas Fiedler (H&A Racing) had to finish the practice early after turning on the track with his Dallara GP2.

Andreas Fiedler on track in Brno 2017.

Andreas Fiedler on track in Brno 2017.

After drivers went back on track, the further practice run smoothly and without any further crashes. Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) confirmed his great shape once more and performed the fastest lap of the FORMULA grid with 1:46,941 min in his Lola Auto GP. Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) showed a strong performance with his Dallara GP2 as well, with his fastest lap in 1:48,102. Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport) followed with a 1:48,193, having a more than close gap to his teammate De Plano of of only 0,092 seconds.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed, 1:50,248), Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing, 1:51,817), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport, 1:52,858), Peter Göllner (H&A Racing, 1:52,864), Henk de Boer (De Boer Manx, 1:54,313), Christian Eicke (Speed Center, 1:54,441), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition, 1:54,909) and Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team, 1:56,606) completed the grid.

Mahaveer Raghunathan on track in Brno 2017 during second free practice.

Mahaveer Raghunathan on track in Brno 2017 during second free practice.

Results of second free practice of FORMULA class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap (s) Laps km/h
1 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Dallara Lola 1:46,941 2 8 181,883
2  999  Salvatore De Plano  ITA MM International Motorsport  Dallara GP2 1:48,102 1 1,161 10 179,930
 3  323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:48,193 4 1,252 5 179,779
4 888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer GER Top Speed Dallara GP2 1:50,248 3 3,307 5 176,428
5 321 Andreas Fiedler GER Fiedler Racing Dallara GP2 1:51,817 1 4,876 1 173,952
 6 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport World Series by Nissan 1:52,858 5 5,917 6 172,348
 7 101  Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:52,858 5 5,923 6 172,338
8 136  Henk de Boer NED De Boer Manx Dallara GP2 1:54,313 9 7,372  11 170,154
9 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:54,441 6 7,500 10 169,964
10 505 Walter Steding GER Inter Europol Competition Dallara GP2 1:54,909 10 7,968 11 169,271
11 222  Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Team Dallara GP2 1:56,606 7 9,665 8 169,271
12 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2

 

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

OPEN class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-leading-again-jaksch-back-on-track-in-brno/

FORMULA class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-raghunathan-shows-fastest-lap-during-first-free-practice/

FORMULA class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

Results second free practice in Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

Results second free practice in Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

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08/09/2017

OPEN class: Gerstl performes best at first free practice in Brno

Ingo Gerstl on track in Brno 2017 during first free practice.

Three drivers had registered for the BOSS GP OPEN class at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (CZ). Season races 10 and 11 will take place at the circuit in the southeast of Czechia. The first free practice was scheduled on Friday morning (7th of September) at 11:00 a.m. It was a smooth practice session under best conditions.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Just two OPEN class driver tested their cars on the track. Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) showed a strong performance and a really fast best lap on the Czechian track. Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) debuted in the 2017 season – for the first time he went on track this years at the BOSS GP. Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) didn’t participate on the 25 minutes lasting practices session due to technical issues. Nevertheless –  weather conditions in Brno are great: 17°, sunny and dry.

One red flag phase slowed drivers down after the first couple of legs, when local hero Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team) of FORMULA class spun off the track with her Dallara GP2. But finally drivers tested the circuit and reigning champion and current leader of the OPEN class, Austrian Ingo Gerstl, outperformed with his Toro Rosso STR1 on the Brno circuit. With his best lap in 1:37.072 min in his first lap on track he beat the BOSS GP track record in Brno (1:39,093 min), which he actually had performed himself. Since official track records are only counted during Races, the current track record will remain. But maybe Gerstl is performing more fast laps this race weekend?

Bernd Herndlhofer on track in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer on track in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer as well showed a strong performance at his season debut for the BOSS GP. For the first time this year the Austrian went on track with his Arrows A22 at the free practice.

It can be assumed, that the currently overall second ranked driver of the OPEN class, Wolfgang Jaksch, will be on track in the afternoon at the second free practice.

 

Results of first free practice of OPEN class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 1:37,072 1 3 200,375
2 21 Bernd Herndlhofer AUT H&A Racing Arrows A22 1:43,566 7  6,494 9 187,811

 

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

FORMULA class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-raghunathan-shows-fastest-lap-during-first-free-practice/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

Results first free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Results first free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

08/09/2017

FORMULA class: Raghunathan shows fastest lap during first free practice

Mahaveer Raghunathan raced fastest lap time during first free practice of the race weekend in Brno 2017.

12 drivers had registered for the BOSS GP FORMULA class at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (CZ). Season races 10 and 11 will take place at the circuit in the southeast of Czechia. The first free practice was scheduled on Friday morning (7th of September) at 11:00 a.m. It was a smooth practice session under best conditions.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) went on track first. With the exception of Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition), due to technical issues, all other FORMULA drivers followed the Austrian on track. Weather conditions in Brno are great: 17°, sunny and dry.

One red flag phase slowed drivers down after a couple of legs, when local hero Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team) spun off the track with her Dallara GP2. But finally drivers tested the circuit with Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) finally racing the fastest lap of the FORMULA grid on the 5.403 km long track with an 1:44,907 min with his Lola Auto GP.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer back on track in Brno 2017.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer back on track in Brno 2017.

Raghunathan, staying seven laps on track, was followed by Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) with a best lap time in 1:45,855 min. The German is back on track after not racing the races in Zolder (July) and Assen (August) and was showing a good performance during his nine laps on track during first free practice in Brno. Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) completed the trio of the fastest FORMULA drivers at the practice session with a best lap time of 1:47,561.

Johann Ledermair finished first free practice as third fastest driver in Brno 2017.

Johann Ledermair finished first free practice as third fastest driver in Brno 2017.

Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing), Peter Göllner (Speed Center), Henk de Boer (De Boer Manx), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport), Christian Eicke (Speed Center) and Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team) completed the grid with their best lap times. Since time transponders of currently overall ranked second of the FORMULA class, Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport), as well as Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport), ranked fourth at the overall standings, didn’t work properly, results are not completed.

It can be assumed, that Walter Steding, not taking part in the first free practice session, will be on track for the second free practice, which starts at 4:00 p.m. and will run 25 minutes.

Results of first free practice of FORMULA class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap (s) Laps km/h
1 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Dallara Lola 1:44,907 5 7 185,410
2 888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer GER Top Speed Dallara GP2 1:45,855 5 0,948 9 183,749
3 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:47,561 3 2,654 3 180,835
4 321 Andreas Fiedler GER Fiedler Racing Dallara GP2 1:49,586 1 4,679 3 177,493
 5 101  Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:50,574 6  5,667 8 175,908
 6 136  Henk de Boer NED De Boer Manx Dallara GP2  1:52,078  1  7,171  3  173,547
 7 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport World Series by Nissan  1:52,299 8  7,392 8  173,205
 8 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:53,457 6  8,550 8 171,438
 9 222  Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Team Dallara GP2 2:03,657 2  18,750 2 157,296
 10  323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2
 11  999  Salvatore De Plano  ITA MM International Motorsport  Dallara GP2

 

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

OPEN class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-performes-best-at-first-free-practice-in-brno/

FORMULA class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

Results first free practice Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

Results first free practice Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

08/09/2017

Timetable for the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (CZ)

Race 2 in Assen 2017.

This weekend BOSS GP will be part of the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno in south-east Czechia. One more event, which provides great action for motorsport fans and enthusiasts. Starting on Friday with the first free practice, the BOSS GP crew is looking forward to an exciting race-weekend in Brno.

The “Masaryk Racing Days” are an spectacular event from 08/09/2017 (Friday) until 10/09/2017 (Sunday) at the Circuit Brno, about 200 km south-east of the Czech capital Prague. Racingfans will come on pole position. Not only when BOSS GP will go for season races 11 and 12 on track, but also watching couple more spectacular racing series, such as GT3CCCE, HAIGO formula or the Swift Cup europe.

Veronika Cicha: Car and team in Assen 2017.

Will be local hero in Brno (CZ): Veronika Cicha, her car and team.

Following you find the schedule for the BOSS GP race weekend in Brno. Both classes, FORMULA and OPEN, will have as usual the same schedule:

Practice day on Friday, 08/09/2017

Traditionally the race weekend begins for drivers and crews with the first free practice on Friday. First time, drivers will go on track, will be at 11:00 a.m. for the first training session (25 min). Second free practice will start at the late afternoon, 4:00 p.m (25 min).

Brno track will be packed full with free practices and Qualifyings whole Friday from 10:00 a.m. until ca. 5:45 p.m.

Qualifying and racing day 1 on Saturday, 09/09/2017

10:05 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. will be the dates to watch out on Saturday. Qualifying will be held in the morning at 10:05 a.m (30 min), whereas the first race of the weekend will start in the afternoon at 3:00 p.m. The “Masaryk Racing Days” will open its schedule in the morning at 9:20 a.m with the Qualifying of the GT3CCCE. The programme will close ca. 6:30 p.m..

Racing day 2 on Sunday, 10/09/2017

The second BOSS GP race this weekend will be held on Sunday late morning at 12:10 p.m. The overall schedule provides Qualifyings and eight different races on Sunday. The programme starts at 8:30 a.m. and is about to finish ca. 4:50 p.m.

As every good racing event – the schedule is always subject to – minor – changes.

You can find further informations about the “Masaryk Racing Days” at the website of the circuit: www.automotodrombrno.cz/en/#!/season/276/masaryk-racing-days-boss-gp/programm

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Start is coming. Assen 2017.

Teams are looking forward to race in Brno (CZ).

Step six of season 2017

BOSS GP is competing at seven different European venues in 2017, holding 14 races in total. Hockenheim (GER) in April, Zandvoort (NED) in May, Paul Picard (FRA) in June, Zolder (BEL) in July, Assen (NED) in August are done. Brno will set season races 11 and 12. Last Remaining track after the event in Brno will be Imola (ITA, September/October).

MORE:

Find detailed statistics of current standings here: bossgp.com/standings/

Find all informations about the Circuit in Brno on this website: www.automotodrombrno.cz/en/

07/09/2017

OPEN class: Start list for “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (CZ) is set

Wolfgang Jaksch during season race 10 in Assen 2017.

This weekend the sixth station of  the BOSS GP Championship season 2017 takes place. The circuit in Brno (CZ) and the Masaryk Racing Days will be host for the season races 11 and 12 on the weekend of 9th and 10th of September. The start list for the event in Brno is now set. 

15 drivers in total (FORMULA and OPEN class) signed up for the event in Brno. Fans and specatators can look forward to some interesting and exciting duels on track.

Three drivers will compete in the OPEN class. Current leader of the OPEN class, Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed), leads the grid. Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team), runner up of the class, will race in Brno as well. Bernd Herndlhofer of the H&A Racing Team plans his first races of the season. On the other hand Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) won’t compete after his horrific crash in Assen (NED) at season race 9.

This is the start list for the OPEN class at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno:

Start-No. Name Team Nat. Make Type
1 Ingo Gerstl Top Speed AUT Toro Rosso STR 1 F1
21 Bernd Herndlhofer H&A Racing AUT Arrows A22 F1
26 Wolfgang Jaksch F Xtreme Racing Team GER Super Aguri SA06 F1

 

BOSS GP is competing at seven different European venues in 2017, holding 14 races in total. Hockenheim (GER) in April, Zandvoort (NED) in May, Paul Picard (FRA) in June, Zolder (BEL) in July, Assen (NED) in August are done. Brno will set season races 11 and 12. Last Remaining track after the event in Brno will be Imola (ITA, September/October).

MORE:

Find detailed statistics of current standings here: bossgp.com/standings/

Find all informations about the Circuit in Brno on this website: www.automotodrombrno.cz/en/

06/09/2017

FORMULA class: Start list for the Masaryk Racing Days in Brno (CZ) is set

Race 2 in Assen 2017.

This weekend the sixth station of  the BOSS GP Championship season 2017 takes place. The circuit in Brno (CZ) and the Masaryk Racing Days will be host for the season races 11 and 12 on the weekend of 9th and 10th of September. The start list for the event in Brno is now set. 

15 drivers in total (FORMULA and OPEN class) signed up for the event in Brno. Fans and specatators can look forward to some interesting and exciting duels on track. Twelve drivers will compete in the FORMULA class. Current leader of the class, Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport), will be on track as well as runner up Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) and third, Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport). Back on track – Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) after a break due to health issues as well as Andreas Fiedler (H&A Racing), who made his BOSS GP-debut at first season race in Hockenheim in April. Furthermore races in Brno will be a home game for local hero Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team) from Czechia.

This is the start list for the FORMULA class at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno:

Start-No. Name Team Nat. Make Type
101 Peter Göldner Speed Center SUI Dallara GP2
115 Mahaveer Raghunathan PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport IND Lola Auto GP
136 Henk de Boer De Boer Manx NED Dallara GP2
222 Veronika Cicha H&A Racing CZE Dallara GP2
 321 Andreas Fiedler  H&A Racing  GER  Dallara GP2
323 Armando Mangini MM International Motorsport ITA Dallara GP2
411 Karl-Heinz Becker Becker Motorsport GER Dallara World Series by Nissan
444 Johann Ledermair Ledermair Motorsport AUT Dallara GP2
505 Walter Steding Inter Europol Competition GER Dallara GP2
555 Christian Eicke Speed Center SUI Dallara GP2
 888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer  Top Speed  GER  Dallara  GP2
999 Salvatore De Plano MM International Motorsport ITA Dallara GP2

 

BOSS GP is competing at seven different European venues in 2017, holding 14 races in total. Hockenheim (GER) in April, Zandvoort (NED) in May, Paul Picard (FRA) in June, Zolder (BEL) in July, Assen (NED) in August are done. Brno will set season races 11 and 12. Last Remaining track after the event in Brno will be Imola (ITA, September/October).

MORE:

Find detailed statistics of current standings here: bossgp.com/standings/

Find all informations about the Circuit in Brno on this website: www.automotodrombrno.cz/en/

06/09/2017

FORMULA class: Ledermair takes second P1 of the weekend – De Plano with P2 after incredible race

Podium of FORMULA class of race 2 in Assen 2017.

New day, new challenges. Race 2 of the “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen (NED) went more or less smooth in front of an awesome crowd of 94.500 spectators. Twelve drivers started in the BOSS GP FORMULA class. There were no crashes tough as on Saturday, despite early exits of Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing) and Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport).

First trouble occured already before race start. Ingo Gerstl (Team Top Speed, OPEN class), ranked on start position 14 after his early race exit on Saturday, was put on the pole position by a decision of race director and stewards due to safety reasons. “Actually I was surprised about that decision, made by the race management. I didn’t ask for, it was decided because of safety reasons”, Gerstl explained after the race, since there was some trouble about that decision anyway. Finally Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport), initially set on pole position, started from position 2 of the start grid, followed by Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) and Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport).

Ledermair showed a strong performance, dominating the FORMULA grid as on Saturday again. “The car was brilliant, my team has done a great job – everthing worked out smooth!”, Ledermair was fine with his race after the podium ceremony. “I think I lost some time during the yellow flag phase, since there was a signifcant gap to the other cars before the yellow flag and no gap, when the yellow flags were gone.” Nevertheless the Austrian brougth his second P1 of the weekend home safely, with an gap of 11,673 sec in front of P2, Salvatore De Plano, and driving his fastest lap in 1:25,624 min.

The Italian had have some “tyre trouble” at the first race on Saturday. “Our race went perfect today. Tyres worked out great, race conditions were fine, it was just a perfect race for us, fantastico!”, De Plano smiled widely after the podium ceremony. He had driven his fastest lap in 1:26,726 and in fact sent Mahaveer Raghunathan on P3. The Indian finished with an significant gap of 18,516 seconds behind De Plano.

De Plano preparing for race 2 in Assen 2017.

De Plano preparing for race 2 in Assen 2017.

 

Marc Faggionato (Zig Zag), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition), Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport), Peter Göllner (Speed Center), PETER (Ray-Ban), Christian Eicke (Speed Center) and Wolfgang Jordan (H&A Racing) finished on following positions. Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport) had to quit his race after lap 10 due to technical issues. Veronika Cicha spun off the track already in first lap. Peter Göllner had a spun during the start phase too, but managed well and was able to continue the race, as well as Wolfgang Jordan in lap 5.

These are the results of the FORMULA class at race 2 in Assen:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Total time Laps km/h
1 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:25,624 3 26:41,624 18 184,30
2 999 Salvatore De Plano ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:26,726 2 26:53,130 18 182,97
3 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Lola Auto GP 1:27,661 4 27:11,646 18 180,89
4 129 Marc Faggionato MC Team Zig Zag Dallara GP2 1:28,244 9 27:24,519 18 179,48
5 505 Walter Steding GER Inter Europol Competition Dallara GP2 1:33,302 13 26:41,110 17 174,10
6 323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:33,010 3 27:14,320 17 170,57
7 101 Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:30,698 12 27:24,096 17 169,55
8 111 ‘PETER’ FRA Team Ray Ban Dallara World Series by Renault 1:33,845 10 26:26,226 16 165,40
9 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:34,142 13 26:26,631 16 165,36
10 105 Wolfgang Jordan GER H&A Racing Dallara GP2 1:36,602 9 27:50,682 15 147,22
11 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport Dallara World Series by Nissan 1:34,189 9 17:24,223 10 157,03
12 222 Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Dallara GP2


So at the end of the race weekend in Assen, fifth stage of the BOSS GP championship 2017 overall, the total ranking of the FORMULA class hasn’t changed that much
: Mahaveer Raghunathan is keeping the lead of the overall ranking with now 213 points, followed by Salvatore De Plano with 199 points. Johann Ledermair follows sharply behind on third rank with now 197 points.

Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together at the same race, the whole start grid of 14 drivers started at the same race. Next stage of the 2017 BOSS GP championship season is Brno (CZ) on 9th/10th of September 2017.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Assen 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/assen-gamma-racing-days

OPEN class: Race 2 at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-back-on-p1-in-race-2

FORMULA class: Race 1 at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-wins-race-and-p1

FORMULA class: Qualifying at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-qualifying-in-assen-ledermair-fastest-formula-driver

FORMULA class: Free practice at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-early-finish-after-a-crash-ledermair-back-on-track-and-top-of-the-field

FORMULA class: Start list at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-gamma-racing-days-in-assen-ned-is-set

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

06/08/2017

OPEN class: Gerstl back on P1 in race 2

Podium of OPEN class in race 2 in Assen 2017.

New day, new challenges. Race 2 of the “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen (NED) went more or less smooth in front of an awesome crowd of 94.500 spectators. Two drivers started in the BOSS GP OPEN class. There were no crashes tough as on Saturday, despite Wolfgang Jaksch had to quit two laps before race finish due to technical issues.

Ranked on start position 14 for Ingo Gerstl after his early race exit on Saturday, the race director and stewards decided for safety reasons to put the Austrian on the pole position anyway. “Actually I was surprised about that decision, made by the race management. I didn’t ask for, it was decided because of safety reasons”, Gerstl explained after the race, since there was some trouble about that decision anyway.

As expected the Austrian dominated the grid from the start, showing a confident race, securing as well the win of the total grid as the P1 of the OPEN class. Gerstl drove his fastest lap in lap 10 with 1:22,277 min, being significant slower than in free practice and Qualifying. “I did what I had to do, but actually didn’t drive faster than necessary. Now I’m happy, that the race and the race weekend are done without any further problems”, the Austrian explained after the podium ceremony. In fact some the trouble about the decision about the start position had affected the focus on the race, as well as the duel against Klaas Zwart, which lots of BOSS GP fans and spectators had hoped and waited for, was heavily missed, due to the crash of the Dutch in the free practice session on Saturday morning. “This was really a crazy race weekend. We hope for a better one at the next stop in Brno”, Gerstl explained.

The gap between Gerstl and second OPEN class driver at the grid, Wolfgang Jaksch, was significant, Gerstls P1 was never in question. Jaksch drove his best lap in 1:27,167 min (lap 7) and finished on position 9 with a total time of 24:07,081, finishing 16 laps. Due to technical reasons the German quit earlier than planned, two laps before the finish of the race.

Wolfgang Jaksch quit two laps before race finish.

Wolfgang Jaksch quit two laps before race finish.

 

At the end of the race weekend in Assen, fifth stage of the BOSS GP championship 2017 overall, the total ranking of the OPEN class hasn’t changed that much: Gerstl leads the grid dominantly with 125 points reached in six attended races. Jaksch on second rank as runner up has a total of 107 points out of six races attended.

This is the result of the OPEN class at race 2 in Assen:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Total time Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 26:13,529 1:22,277 10 18 187,58
 2 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 24:07,081 1:27,167 4 2 laps 16 181,30

 

Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together at the same race, the whole start grid of 14 drivers started at the same race. Next stage of the 2017 BOSS GP championship season is Brno (CZ) on 9th/10th of September 2017.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Assen 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/assen-gamma-racing-days

FORMULA class: Race 2 at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-takes-second-p1-of-the-weekend-de-plano-with-p2-after-incredible-race

OPEN class: Race 1 at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-wolfgang-jaksch-winning-his-first-ever-p1-at-boss-gp 

OPEN class: Qualifying at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-qualifying-in-assen-gerstl-saves-pole-position

OPEN class: Free practice at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-free-practice-ends-with-a-horrific-crash-by-klaas-zwart

OPEN class: Start list at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-the-gamma-racing-days-in-assen-ned-is-set

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

06/08/2017

FORMULA class: Ledermair wins race and P1

Ledermair wins race and P1 in Assen 2017 at race 1.

After a free practice session, which ended with an horrifying crash of OPEN class driver Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) and a smooth Qualifying with Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) finishing as fastest driver of the FORMULA class, teams and spectators finally experienced quite a strange race at the end of the day at the “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen.

Race started with quite a long safety car phase. Wolfgang Jordan (H&A Racing) collided and crashed on the start/finish straight just when the race was started. As a result drivers had to stay behind the safety car for the next four laps. When the track was released, Johann Ledermair had the lead, kept the lead and finished as overall leader of complete race (both classes) as well as P1 of the FORMULA class. The Austrian performed his best lap in 1:25,655 min. “I’m very satisfied with our performance this weekend so far”, Ledermair explained after the race. “We managed to solve a technical problem, which improved the performance of the car significantly. I had a good feeling and good performance already during Qualifying, so I’m happy, that I managed to repeat this performance at the race. I love racing in Assen, it is always a highlight of the race calendar. I look forward to the second race on Sunday and hope for for a good performance again.”

Ledermair was followed by Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport), who finished the race on P2 and raced his best lap in 1:28,825. The Indian was overtaken by Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) directly after the start, but stepped back to position 2 of the grid in lap 5. “I’m fine with the result. Due to the long safety car phase in the beginning of the race, I wasn’t able to attack and push as I actually would have wanted to”, Raghunathan told us after the race.

 

Mahaveer Raghunathan before the start of race 1 in Assen 2017.

Mahaveer Raghunathan before the start of race 1 in Assen 2017.

First podium position this season claimed Marc Faggionato (Zig Zag), who finished the race on position 3. Not only at the FORMULA class, but in total as well. Faggionato performed his best lap in 1:31,966 min. He was followed by Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport), who was set back by a spun in lap 4 (from position 3 back to position 10). De Plano showed a great catch-up and finally finished on position 4, still managing to overtake OPEN class driver Wolfgang Jaksch during the last lap. So De Plano, current runner up of the overall FORMULA class ranking, missed his next podium of the season really close. The Italian performed his best lap in 1:30,761 – actually a top-3 time.

Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition), Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing), Peter Göllner (Speed Center), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport), Christian Eicke (Speed Center) and ‘PETER’ (Ray-Ban) followed on the next positions.

 

Results of race 1 at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Total time Laps km/h
1 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:25,655 8  21:18,537 10 128,25
2 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Lola Auto GP 1:28,825 9 21:36,289 10 126,49
3 129 Marc Faggionato MC Zig Zag Dallara GP2 1:31,966 9 21:57,247 10 124,48
4 999 Salvatore De Plano ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:30,761 10 22:02,473 10 123,99
5 323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:34,869 10 22:10,336 10 123,26
6 505 Walter Steding GER Inter Europol Competition Dallara GP2 1:34,175 10 22:10,910 10 123,20
7 222 Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Dallara GP2 1:34,875 8 22:11,446 10 123,15
8 101 Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:35,045 10 22:12,323 10 123,07
9 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport Dallara World Series by Nissan 1:36,459 9 22:22,583 10 122,13
10 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:37,723 8 22:34,632 10 121,05
11 111 ‘PETER’ FRA Ray-Ban Dallara World Series by Renault 1:36,068 7 21:39,869 9 133,53
12 105 Wolfgang Jordan GER H&A Racing Dallara GP2 10:41,203 1  10:57,220 1 24,95

 

Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together in the same race, the whole start grid of 14 drivers will start at the same race on Sunday at race 2 again. It starts at 2:19 p.m (duration: 25 min).

This is the starting grid for race 2 at the “Gamma Racing Days”  in Assen 2017:

Start grid of race 2 in Assen 2017.

Start grid of race 2 in Assen 2017.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Assen 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/assen-gamma-racing-days

OPEN class: Race 1 at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-wolfgang-jaksch-winning-his-first-ever-p1-at-boss-gp

FORMULA class: Qualifying at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-qualifying-in-assen-ledermair-fastest-formula-driver

FORMULA class: Free practice at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-early-finish-after-a-crash-ledermair-back-on-track-and-top-of-the-field

FORMULA class: Start list at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-gamma-racing-days-in-assen-ned-is-set

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

05/08/2017

OPEN class: Wolfgang Jaksch winning his first ever P1 at BOSS GP

Wolfgang Jaksch winning race 1 in Assen 2017.

After a free practice session, which ended with an horrifying crash of OPEN class driver Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) and a smooth Qualifying with Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) setting up the pole position, teams and spectators experienced quite a strange race at the end of the day at the “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen.

Two OPEN class drivers where left on track, after Zwarts exit: Ingo Gerstl and Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team). While Gerstl started on pole position with his Toro Rosso STR1, Wolfgang Jaksch started with his Super Aguri SA06 from position 5 in start grid of 14 drivers in total.

For the first time this season current leader of the OPEN class overall ranking Ingo Gerstl didn’t finish his race. He spun off the track already in the warm up lap. “I passed an oil spill and twisted from the track”, Gerstl explained later. “Everything is fine, the car is totally flawless. It was just not possible, to return on track.” The Austrian now will set full power at the second race of the weekend on Sunday afternoon.

Twisted from the track in the warm up lap: Ingo Gerstl.

Spun from the track in the warm up lap: Ingo Gerstl.

So Wolfgang Jaksch was the only remaining OPEN class driver at the grid. And he managed well. After passing a safety car phase for four laps, due to a crash and twister of Wolfgang Jordan (H&A Racing) on the home straights, Jaksch overtook Marc Faggionato (Zig Zag) in lap 5 and the overall position 3 of the grid for the next three laps. While temporarily leaving the track due to an driving error, Jaksch fell back to position 4 in lap eight and even was overtaken by Salvatore De Plano in the last lap. The German finished on position 5 of the overall start grid, but made it to P1 of the BOSS GP OPEN class.

“It’s the first ever P1 in the BOSS GP, since I started racing here three years ago”, Jaksch told us after the race. “Actually I don’t feel that overwhelmed about the way, the result was achieved. Yes, I am happy about P1 and the points for the championship, but honestly it wasn’t a nice race for spectators as well as drivers”, Jaksch pointed to the long safety car phase, which affected the race significantly. “After the strange free practice in the morning with the crash of Klaas Zwart and the crash at the beginning of the race itself, my main focus was, to bring that race and the car home safely.” Now on position 2 of the overall OPEN class ranking, Jaksch is excited about a much better race on Sunday: “I look forward very much to the race on Sunday. There will be a huge amount of spectators, that’s always a lot of fun and great atmosphere for the drivers. I hope, that all drivers of the grid will finish the race – that’s great entertainment for fans and spectators as well.”

This is the result of the OPEN class at race 1 in Assen:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 1:34,584 10 10 123,67

Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together at the same race, the whole start grid of 14 drivers will start at the same race on Sunday at race 2 again. It will start at 2:14 p.m. (duration: 25 min).

This is the starting grid for race 2 at the “Gamma Racing Days”  in Assen 2017:

Start grid of race 2 in Assen 2017.

Start grid of race 2 in Assen 2017.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Assen 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/assen-gamma-racing-days

FORMULA class: Race 1 at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-wins-race-and-p1

OPEN class: Qualifying at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-qualifying-in-assen-gerstl-saves-pole-position

OPEN class: Free practice at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-free-practice-ends-with-a-horrific-crash-by-klaas-zwart

OPEN class: Start list at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-the-gamma-racing-days-in-assen-ned-is-set

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

05/08/2017