Invited by the management of Slovakiaring to be the main attraction of the ‘National Race Weekend’ at Slovakiaring near Bratislava, Ingo Gerstl and Wolfgang Jaksch from Team Top Speed performed an exhibition on Sunday, August 23rd with their current BOSS GP race cars, a Toro Rosso F1 STR1 and a Dallara GP2/08.
The event started with an autograph session, which was also joined by Veronika Cicha (CZE), currently the only GP2 female pilot worldwide racing in an official FIA series – beside several other Eastern European pilots from all kinds of FIA racing series.
After signing hundreds of autographs, it was Wolfgang Jaksch who opened the formula showcase by performing some show laps with his GP2 around the widely open race track under the eyes of thousands of racing fans. After coming back safely to the pits, Team Top Speed started up the V10 of Ingo Gerstl`s Toro Rosso STR1 and the entire crowd stood up from their seats as he accelerated the car out of the pit lane. It was almost kind of nostalgic for all fans to see and furthermore hear this incredible engine and power and witnessing live, that the most powerful ever built F1 cars are still running and can be seen in an official racing series! The final highlight was a head to head comparison between F1 and GP2 as both pilots went on track and fired up their engines on the two long straights side by side.
The feedback after the showcase was incredible and many fans promised to come and see the next BOSS GP racing weekend live in Brno (CZE) on September 5th and 6th.
The next possibility to see a GP2 live in an exhibition will be already next weekend in Most (CZE) in the celebration of the FIA Czech Truck Prix. Veronika Cicha will show some fast laps with her „pink beast“ and she will also pilot a Rally Race Taxi on the „Polygon“ beside the main circuit in Most.