Schlagwort: Ingo Gerstl

OPEN class: Clear win for Gerstl in Imola

Podium ceremony of OPEN class in Imola 2017.

It was a well known picture at the end of the race in the OPEN class: Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) on top of the grid. The Austrian was followed by Rinus van Kalmthout (Mansell Motorsport) and Phil Stratford (Penn Elcom Racing). 

A great performance during Qualifying in the morning made us think, the leader of the OPEN class and designated Champion of the 2017 season, Ingo Gerstl, would chase a new track record in Imola. With a great lap time of 1:21,703 min the Austrian came close to the current track record of 1:20,411. However, starting from pole position Gerstl drove a start-finish-victory – not for the first time this season – on the legendary track in Imola. He didn’t repeat his super fast laps from Qualifying. But with a gap of 17,270 sec of the second ranked Rinus van Kalmthout it was a sovereign race for the experienced Top Speed driver.

„The race went well. I am super happy with the great lap time, I raced in Qualifying“, Gerstl explained after the race. About van Kalmthout, who drove to P2, Gerstl said: „He drove a great race. One can see – he knows, how to drive. He’s not a sleeping pill.“

Van Kalmthout, starting from position 2 of the overall start grid, showed a souvereign race as well, despite quite a gap to leading Ingo Gerstl. His P2 was never challenged. Phil Stratford as third OPEN class driver finished the race on overall position 5, what meant P3 in his class for him. The American as well drove a souvereign race, starting from position 5 and finishing on position 5 as well.

 

Rinus van Kalmthout on track in Imola 2017.

Rinus van Kalmthout on track in Imola 2017.

 

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Results of race 2 of OPEN class at „Peroni Race Weekend“:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Time Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1  20:44,446 1:27,068  4 14 312,7
2 11 Rinus van Kalmthout NED Mansell Motorsport Dallara GP2 Evo  21:02,166 1:28,027 4 17,720 14 309,1
3 7 Phil Stratford USA Penn Elcom Racing Bennton B197 F1  22:43,452 1:31,626 4 1:41,286 14 306,5

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Picture gallery of Imola 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/imola-boss-gp-superprix

Schedule Imola 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-peroni-race-weekend-in-imola-ita

OPEN class: Qualifyfing in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-chasing-new-track-record-again

OPEN class: Second free practice in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-van-kalmthout-improves-time

OPEN class: First free practice in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-set-the-speed-at-first-free-training

OPEN class: Start list Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-boss-gp-superprix-in-imola-ita-is-set

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

30/09/2017

OPEN class: Gerstl chasing new track record again?

Ingo Gerstl on track in Imola 2017.

It was a well known picture, when Qualifying was finished: Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) on top of the grid. The Austrian was followed by Rinus van Kalmthout (Mansell Motorsport) and Phil Stratford (Penn Elcom Racing). 

Is Gerstl aiming for the next track record? After setting up a new best lap time on the track in Brno three weeks ago at the „Masaryk Racing Days“, the Austrian showed some super fast laps on the track in Imola as well. With his best lap in 1:21,703 min he improved his time from practice session significantly (1:23,168). Current track record is set with 1:20,411  – it will be exciting to see, whether Gerstl can improve his speed furthermore and come close to the lap record in afternoon’s race (start: 3:40 p.m.). Definitely Gerstl will start the race from pole position.

Gerstl was followed by Rinus van Kalmthout. The young Dutch showed a great performance in his Dallara GP2 Evo as well and performed his best lap in 1:27,270, which means further improvement from the practice session. With not only the second best time in Qualifying, but also second best time of the overall grid (FORMULA and OPEN class), van Kalmthout will start from position 2 into the race on afternoon.

 

Rinus van Kalmthout during Qualifying on track in Imola 2017.

Rinus van Kalmthout during Qualifying on track in Imola 2017.

 

The OPEN class driver trio was completed by Phil Stratford. The American performed his best lap in 1:32,213, which means position 5 of the overall start grid. Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) as well as Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport, both FORMULA class) performed faster laps than the OPEN class driver. So it is start position 5 at the first race of the weekend in Imola for Stratford.

Phil Stratford on track in Imola during Qualifying in Imola 2017.

Phil Stratford on track in Imola during Qualifying in Imola 2017.

 

Drivers and crews now look forward to the first race of the weekend, which will start at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Results of second free practice of OPEN class at „Peroni Race Weekend“:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 1:21,703 6 318,2
2 11 Rinus van Kalmthout NED Mansell Motorsport Dallara GP2 Evo 1:27,270 5,567 5 305,6
3 7 Phil Stratford USA Penn Elcom Racing Bennton B197 F1 1:32,213 10,510 3 299,7

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Schedule Imola 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-peroni-race-weekend-in-imola-ita

OPEN class: Second free practice in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-van-kalmthout-improves-time

OPEN class: First free practice in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-set-the-speed-at-first-free-training

OPEN class: Start list Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-boss-gp-superprix-in-imola-ita-is-set

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

30/09/2017

OPEN class: Van Kalmthout improves time

Second free practice in Imola 2017.

Just two OPEN class drivers entered the track for the second free practice session on the circuit in Imola on Friday afternoon. Ingo Gerstl stayed in the box, but will start at the Qualifying on Saturday. Weather conditions fit well in the afternoon again: 22°, sun, no clouds and no rain.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Due to two spin offs of the track by FORMULA class drivers, to red flag phases cooled the speed of the grid down in the beginning of the session. But once, the track was released for all drivers again, Rinus van Kalmthout killed the asphalt in Imola.

With his best lap in 1:28,455 min the Dutch not only performed the best lap time of the overall grid. He improved his time from morning session for almost a second (1:29,027). Van Kalmthout was followed by Phil Stratford (Penn Elcom Racing), who performed his best lap in 1:32,313 min. The American drove a slower time than in first free practice of the day. But he will definitely go faster at the Qualifying on Saturday morning.

 

Second free practice in Imola 2017.

Second free practice in Imola 2017.

 

Next step of the race weekend is the Qualifying, which will start at 10:05 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Results of second free practice of OPEN class at „Peroni Race Weekend“:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) Gap Laps km/h
1 11 Rinus van Kalmthout NED Mansell Motorsport Dallara GP2 Evo 1:28,455 10 309,1
2 7 Phil Stratford USA Penn Elcom Racing Bennton B197 F1 1:32,313 3,858 11 305,6

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Schedule Imola 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-peroni-race-weekend-in-imola-ita

OPEN class: First free practice in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-set-the-speed-at-first-free-training

OPEN class: Start list Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-boss-gp-superprix-in-imola-ita-is-set

FORMULA class: Start list Imola 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-boss-gp-superprix-in-imola-ita-is-set

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

29/09/2017

OPEN class: Start list for BOSS GP Superprix in Imola (ITA) is set

Masaryk Racing Days in Brno 2017.

The final races of the BOSS GP Championship season 2017 will take place on the weekend of 30th of September and 1st of October. The circuit in Imola (ITA) and the BOSS GP Superprix is waiting for the BOSS GP crews. The start list for the event in Italy is now set. 

14 drivers in total (FORMULA and OPEN class) signed up for the event in Imola. Fans and specatators can look forward to some interesting and exciting duels on track. Three drivers will compete in the OPEN class. And we will see three well known faces on the track for season races 13 and 14. Current leader of the OPEN class with a total of 175 points, Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed), leads the grid. Back on track will be Phil Stratford (Penn Elcom Racing). The US-American raced in Hockenheim (GER) in April at season kick off and in Zolder (BEL) in July. For the final stage of the season he will be with the BOSS GP team again. Stratford is current ranked on position 3 of the overall standing of the OPEN class with 69 points. Also back on track: Rinus van Kalmthout (Mansell Motorsport), ranked on position 4 of the OPEN class as well with 69 points. The dutch youngster had a great debut at the BOSS GP series in Zandvoort (NED) at the „Jumbo Racing Days“ in May and showed a great performance as well on track in Paul Ricard (FRA) one month later in June. Can they stop leading Ingo Gerstl

This is the start list for the OPEN class at the „BOSS GP Superprix“ in Imola (ITA):

Start-No. Name Team Nat. Make Type
1 Ingo Gerstl Top Speed AUT Toro Rosso STR 1 F1
7 Phil Stratford Penn Elcom Racing USA Benetton B197 F1
11 Rinus van Kalmthout Mansell Motorsport NED Dallara GP2 Evo

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 and Brno (CZE) are done. The race weekend in Imola with season races 13 and 14 are the final stage for this years Championship season.

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Find all informations about the Circuit in Imola on this website: www.autodromoimola.it

26/09/2017

OPEN class: Gerstl setting up a new track record in Brno

Fastest man on track in Brno, Ingo Gerstl (r.), and fastest women on the track, Veronika Cicha (l.).

In his own league current leader of the BOSS GP OPEN class, Ingo Gerstl, raced at season race 12 at the „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno on Sunday afternoon. The Austrian started from Pole Position onto the track, and finished on P1, setting up a new record on Brno Circuit.

Setting up the new track record was Gerstls goal for the race, since Saturday’s P2 Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team) as well as third OPEN class starter of this race weekend, Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team), had to cancel the race due to technical problems.

So actually Gerstl went on the track without any OPEN class competitors, nevertheless showing an impressive start-finish-victory in front of the whole start grid. „It would have felt much better with Herndlhofer and Jaksch on the track“, Gerstl, who loves the competition, explained after the podium ceremony. „But finally I’m satisfied with the race. I’m very happy with the new track result.“

In lap 11 the Austrian raced super fast in 1:36,065, crashing his old track record of 1:39,093 for more than 3 seconds. „Despite without any other OPEN class driver, but with real good weather conditions, I thought: now or never“, Gerstl happily summed up his new record after the race.

The reigning Champion is now looking forward to the season final in Italy in the end of September: „I can’t wait for racing the track in Imola“, he told us. Season races 13 and 14 in Italy will take place on 30th September and 1st October 2017.

 

Result of race 2 in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Result of race 2 in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

 

In total Ingo Gerstl furthermore leads the total OPEN class ranking with now 175 points, in front of runner up Wolfgang Jaksch with 107 points.

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

OPEN class: First race in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-austrian-festival-in-brno/

OPEN class: Qualifying in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-after-qualifying-gerstl-on-pole-position-followed-by-jaksch/

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

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

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/

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10/09/2017

OPEN class: Austrian festival in Brno

OPEN class podium at race 1 in Brno 2017.

It was a well known picture: Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) starting from pole position at race 1 (season race 11) at the „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno (Czechia). Finally the raced turned out as an „Austrian Festival“, since the top positions all were hunted by the Austrians of the start grid. 

While weather conditions turned out well for the race again as during Qualifying, bit cloudy and 23°, technical issues caused struggles for a couple of drivers. Finally the OPEN class race was an Austrian duell between Ingo Gerstl and Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team), while Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) dropped out of the race in already in lap 1 due to technical issues (broken differential).

Two yellow flag phases as well as a safety car lap slowed down the pace of the race, which was clearly dominated by Ingo Gerstl in front of the start grid. The Austrian left no doubt, that he would bring home the sixt win in his seventh season race. He crossed the finish line with a total time of 20:43,264 min, driving his best lap in 1:39,778 min (lap 3). After a couple of super fast laps during practice and Qualifying (1:34,752) Gerstl passed the official track record in Brno only by 0,685 sec. But there are chances for a new track record in Sunday with hopefully less yellow flag and safety car laps.

„It was a troubled race, due to the yellow flags and saftey car laps“, the Top Speed driver stated after the podium ceremony. „I missed Wolfgang Jaksch on track. It’s always much more fun to race with a strong competition on track“, he regret the elemination of the Super Aguri SA06-driver in the beginning of the race. „It would have been a nice grid with Bernd Herndlhofer with his Arrows A22 and Jaksch with the Super Aguri.“ For Sunday’s race Gerstl is hoping for „dry weather conditions“ and the return of Jaksch in the start grid. The goal for race 2 in Brno is „pushing, pushing, pushing!“.

 

Ingo Gerstl leading the grid on race 1 in Brno 2017.

Ingo Gerstl leading the grid on race 1 in Brno 2017.

 

Bernd Herndlhofer showed a strong performance at his first ever season 2017 race for the BOSS GP. Starting from position 4 of the total start grid he crossed the finish line on position 2 of the total grid after 20:59,421 min, driving his best lap with 1:44,983 min (lap3). „On the whole, the race turned out okay“, Herndlhofer stated after the finish. „Since the beginning of the season, the first season race in Hockenheim, we work on the car.  So there is still a lot of work to do honestly, but for today’s race one can see – it was okay for now. Our main focus laid on keeping the car on track for the whole race, less the tactical or personal skills.“

 

Bernd Herndlhofer racing to P2 at race 1 in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer (in front) racing to P2 at race 1 in Brno 2017.

 

Finishing on P2, Herndlhofer completed a strong Austrian presence of BOSS GP at the „Masaryk Racing Days“, since the first three top positions of the total start grid were covered by Austrian races: Ingo Gerstl on P1, Herndlhofer with P2 and Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport, FORMULA class) on P3 of the total grid.

 

Dropped out of the race: Wolfgang Jaksch with his Super Aguri S06 in Brno 2017.

Dropped out of the race: Wolfgang Jaksch (in front) with his Super Aguri S06 in Brno 2017.

 

The complete results of the Qualifying at „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno 2017:

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  20:43,264 1:39,778 3 11 194,941
2 21 Bernd Herndlhofer AUT H&A Racing Team Arrows A22 29:59,421 1:44,983 3 16,157 11 185,276
3 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 2:40,351 2:39,831 1 1 121,704

 

In total Ingo Gerstl furthermore leads the total OPEN class ranking with now 150 points, in front of runner up Wolfgang Jaksch with 107 points. Herndlhofer makes a new entrance in the ranking on position 6 with 22 points.

 

Results race 1 Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Results race 1 Brno 2017, OPEN class.

 

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

OPEN class: Qualifying in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-after-qualifying-gerstl-on-pole-position-followed-by-jaksch/

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

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

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/

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09/09/2017

OPEN class: After Qualifying Gerstl on pole position, followed by Jaksch

Ingo Gerstl on track in Brno 2017 during Qualifying.

It was a well known picture: Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) set the pace also at the „Masaryk Racing Days“. The Austrian performed the fastest lap of the grid and will start from pole position at first race of the weekend in Brno on afternoon. Gerstl was followed by Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team). 

Weather conditions for drivers and teams turned out well: bit cloudy and 22° at the track in southeast Czechia. The six fastest drivers after practice sessions on Friday started first on the 5,403 km long track in Brno into the Qualifying and owned the circuit for a total of eight minutes.

Read more about the free practices on Friday:

1st free practice of OPEN class in Brno 2017

2nd free practice of OPEN class in Brno 2017

As on Friday the pace of current leader of the OPEN class Ingo Gerstl was super fast. Driving his best lap in impressing 1:34,752 min in lap 1, there is a good chance for the Austrian to set up a new official track record in Brno. Current record is 1:39,093 min, set up by Gerstl himself before (note: official track records only count during races). Gerstl will start from pole position at season race 11 in Brno on afternoon (start: 3:00 p.m.).

The Austrian was followed by Wolfgang Jaksch, who performed his best lap in 1:41,986 in lap1, showing a significant gap to leader Gerstl with his Super Aguri SA06. Nevertheless the German finished the Qualifying as second fastest driver of the whole grid and will start from position 2 onto the track at afternoon.

Third OPEN class driver in Brno, Bernd Herndlhofer, went for just one lap onto the track. With a time of 1:42,581 the Austrian will start from position 4 of the overall start grid at the race in the afternoon.

 

Bernd Herndlhofer during Qualifying on track in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer during Qualifying on track in Brno 2017.

 

The complete results of the Qualifying at „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno 2017:

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 1:34,752 1 3 205,281
2 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 1:41,986 1  7,234 4 190,720
3 21 Bernd Herndlhofer AUT H&A Racing Team Arrows A22 1:42,581 1 7,829 2 189,614

Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together at the race, the whole start grid of 15 drivers will start into the race on afternoon. The phalanx of the OPEN class drivers on top is hit by by Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) as fastest FORMULA driver, who will start from position 3, in front of OPEN class driver Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team) on position 4.

 

Result Qualifying Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Result Qualifying Brno 2017, OPEN class.

 

This is the starting grid for race 1 at the „Masaryk Racing Days“  in Brno 2017:

Start grid race 1 in Brno 2017.

Start grid race 1 in Brno 2017.

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FORMULA class: Qualifying in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-is-fastest-at-qualifying/

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

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

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/

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09/09/2017

OPEN class: Gerstl leading again, Jaksch back on track in Brno

Second free practice in Brno 2017.

After just watching the first free practice, but not racing himself, Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) tested the track in Brno during the second free practice on Friday afternoon. Nevertheless Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) performed quite a huge lead with his Toro Rosso STR1 in front of Jaksch with his Super Aguri.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Also at the second free practice just two OPEN class driver tested the track. Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) showed again a strong performance and some really fast laps. Wolfgang Jaksch followed the Austria with a couple of minutes gap between both of them. Meanwhile Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) didn’t practice. Weather conditions in Brno were continously great: 22°, sunny and dry.

Again a red flag phase slowed drivers down after the first couple of legs, when Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) and Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing) of the FORMULA class both spun off the track with their Dallara GP2. After the break Gerstl confirmed his great shape and performed his best lap in 1:38,233 min. Wolfgang Jaksch drove his fastest time in lap 3 with 1:45,833, testing the Brno circuit for a total of five laps.

Wolfgang Jaksch during second free practice in Brno 2017.

Wolfgang Jaksch during second free practice in Brno 2017.

 

Bernd Herndlhofer didn’t practice at the this session with his Arrows A22 at all.

Results of second 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 1:38,233 6 7 198,007
2 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 1:45,833 3 7,600 5 183,788

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FORMULA class: Second free practice in Brno 2017:

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

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 of second free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Results of second free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

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08/09/2017

OPEN Class: Gerstl in Brno mit starkem Einstand beim ersten freien Training

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

Drei Fahrer hatten für die BOSS GP OPEN class bei den „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno (CZ) gemeldet. Die Saisonrennen 11 und 12 werden am zweiten Septemberwochenende auf der Strecke im Südosten Tschechiens ausgetragen. Das erste freie Training stand am Freitag (7. September) um 11:00 Uhr an. Es war im Großen und Ganzen eine reibungsfreie Trainingssession bei besten Bedingungen.

Beide BOSS GP Klassen – OPEN und FORMULA Class – starteten parallel ins freie Training. Nur zwei OPEN Class Fahrer nutzten die Gelegenheit, die Strecke auszutesten. Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) zeigte wie gewohnt eine starke Performance und einige wirklich schnelle Runden auf der Strecke in Brno. Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) gab in der Trainingseinheit sein Debüt für die BOSS GP Meisterschaftssaison 2017 – er fuhr in Brno das erste Mal in diesem Jahr in der BOSS GP. Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) ließ das freie Training hingegen aus technischen Gründen aus. Nichtsdestotrotz – Brno bot Fahrern und Teams hervorragende Wetterbedingungen bei trockenen 17° und Sonne.

Eine rote Flaggen-Phase bremste die Fahrer nach den ersten zwei Runden aus, nachdem Lokalmatadorin Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team, FORMULA class), mit ihrem Dallara GP2 von der Strecke gedreht war und diese kurzzeitig gesperrt werden musste. Anschließend testeten die Fahrer den Parcours jedoch ausgiebig, wobei der amtierende Champion sowie aktuell Führende der OPEN Class, der Österreicher Ingo Gerstl, sich mit seinem Toro Rosso STR1 enorm stark präsentierte. Mit seiner Bestrundenzeit direkt in der ersten Runde in 1:37.072 min unterbot er den bisherigen BOSS GP Streckenrekord in Brno, der er ebenfalls selbst aufgestellt hatte, um mehr als zwei Sekunden (bisheriger Rekord: 1:39,093 min). Da offizielle Streckenrekorde nur während eines Rennens aufgestellt werden können, wird der alte offizielle Streckenrekord auch weiterhin Bestand haben. Möglicherweise wird Gerstl jedoch am bevorstehenden Wochenende noch weitere, schnelle Runden in Brno drehen?

Bernd Herndlhofer on track in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer in Brno 2017 auf der Strecke.

Bernd Herndlhofer zeigte ebenfalls eine starke Leistung bei seinem Saisondebüt für die BOSS GP. Das erste Mal in diesem Jahr ging der Österreicher mit seinem Arrows A22 in Brno für ein BOSS GP Event auf die Strecke.

Es ist zu erwarten, dass im zweiten freien Training des Tages am Nachmittag auch Wolfgang Jaksch in seinem Super Aguri SA06 an den Start geht.

 

Ergebnis vom ersten freien Training der OPEN Class bei den „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno 2017:

Position Nr. Name Nat. Team Auto Schnellste Runde (min) In Abstand (s) Runden 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

 

MEHR:

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

FORMULA Class: Erstes freies Training Brno 2017:

OPEN Class: Startliste “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/de/open-class-startliste-fuer-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-steht-fest/

Aktuelle Ergebnisse der Saison 2017: bossgp.com/de/ergebnisse/

Results first free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Ergebnisse vom ersten freien Training in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

08/09/2017

OPEN Class: Startliste für „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno (CZ) steht fest

Wolfgang Jaksch during season race 10 in Assen 2017.

Die sechste Station der BOSS GP Meisterschaftssaison 2017 steht am Wochenende des 9./10. September 2017 an. Heimstätte für die Saisonrennen 11 und 12 werden die „Masaryk Racing Days“ im tschechischen Brno sein. Die Startliste für das Rennwochenende steht nun fest.

15 Fahrer insgesamt meldeten in beiden BOSS GP Klassen (FORMULA und OPEN Class) für die Rennen in Brno. Fans und Zuschauer können sich somit auf etliche interessante und aufredende Duelle auf der Strecke in der Tschechei freuen.

Drei Fahrer werden in der OPEN Class in Brno an den Start gehen. Der aktuell Führende der Klasse, Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed), führt das Startfeld an. Der aktuell Zweitplatzierte der OPEN Class, Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) wird in Brno ebenfalls auf die Strecke gehen. Sein Saisondebüt in der BOSS GP plant hingegen Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team) in Brno zu geben. Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) hingegen wird nach seinem spektakulären Crash in Saisonrennen 9 in Assen vor einigen Wochen in Brno nicht starten.

 

Die Startliste der OPEN Class für die “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno sieht damit wie folgt aus:

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 trägt 2017 auf sieben verschiedenen Rennstrecken Europas insgesamt 14 Rennen aus. Hockenheim (GER) im April, Zandvoort (NED) im Mai, Paul Picard (FRA) im Juni, Zolder (BEL) im Juli und Assen (NED) im August haben bereits stattgefunden. In Brno werden die Saisonrennen 11 und 12 ausgetragen. Letzte Station der Saison wird Ende September/Anfang Oktober der BOSS GP Superprix auf der Rennstrecke in Imola (ITA) sein.

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Die aktuellen Saisonergebnisse finden sich hier: bossgp.com/de/ergebnisse

Alle Informationen zur Rennstrecke in Brno gibt es hier: www.automotodrombrno.cz/de

06/09/2017