Schlagwort: OPEN Class

OPEN class: Van Kalmthout wins last season race

Van Kalmthout wins last season race 2017 in the OPEN class.

Heavy change of the weather conditions im Imola over night lead to another exciting race on Sunday morning. The last race of the BOSS GP season 2017 brought another face on the P1 than Ingo Gerstls – young Dutch Rinus van Kalmthout won his second podium of the season.

Just two OPEN class drivers were left in the start grid of the BOSS GP season final: Rinus van Kalmthout (Mansell Motorsport) and Phil Stratford (Penn Elcom Racing). Ingo Gerstl, who actually had secured his Championship title 2017 already a couple of races ago, stepped back from the race and didn’t compete. „There are technical issues related to these weather conditions. I don’t wanna risk driving the race without the necessary technical tests“, Gerstl told us.

So it was a free lane for van Kalmthout. And the young Dutch did very well, driving his sixth race in his BOSS GP debut season in Imola. Van Kalmthout left no doubt about his sovereignty and aimed a start-finish-victory. „It was a good race and a good weekend, I really like the track here in Imola“, van Kalmthout said after the podium ceremony. „I’ve never driven that car before in rain, so it felt different and much slower. So I gained a lot of experience this weeekend, which is good for the future.“

Phil Stratford drove a souveign rain-race as well and even managed to overtake FORMULA class driver Florian Schnitzebaumer after lap 3. The gap between van Kalmthout and Stratford indeed was 1:22,972 min, so P1 for the Dutch was never questioned.

Final of the season 2017.

 

Finally Ingo Gerstl defended the BOSS GP Championship 2017 more than successful with eight P1 out of nine races and 200 points in total. A victory, that was never questioned. Runner up – in his first BOSS GP season and making his debut in this car – is Rinus van Kalmthout with a total of 116 points. He is followed from third ranked Phil Stratford with a total of 111 points. Find the full standings of the whole grid on our ranking table.

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 11 Rinus van Kalmthout NED Mansell Motorsport Dallara GP2 Evo 25:59,057 1:44,209 8 13
2 7 Phil Stratford USA Penn Elcom Racing Bennton B197 F1 27:22,029 1:50,717 12 1:22,972 13
3 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1

MORE:

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: Race 1 in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-clear-win-for-gerstl-in-imola

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

01/10/2017

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.

MORE:

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

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/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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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.

 

MORE:

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

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/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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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.

MORE:

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

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

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/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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09/09/2017

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

Zeitplan für die „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Brno (CZ)

Race 2 in Assen 2017.

An diesem Wochenende ist BOSS GP Teil der „Masaryk Racing Days“ in Tschechien. Ein Motorsportevent, bei dem Fans und Liebhaber schneller Autos voll auf ihre Kosten kommen. Am Freitag steht für die BOSS GP Teams das erste freie Training auf dem Plan. Wir freuen uns auf ein spannendes Rennwochenende in Zolder. 

Die „Masaryk Racing Days“ sind ein weiteres spektakuläres Rennevent, bei dem die BOSS GP Teams Halt machen. Es findet vom 08/09/2017 (Freitag) bis 10/09/2017 (Sonntag) auf der Rennstrecke in Brno statt, die knapp 200 km süd-östlich der tschechischen Hauptstadt Prag liegt. Motorsportfans belegen hier die Pole Position. Nicht nur, wenn die BOSS GP Wagen für die Saisonrennen 11 und 12 auf die Strecke gehen, sondern auch während zahlreicher weiterer Rennserien, die an diesem Wochenende in Brno ausgetragen werden, wiedas  GT3CCCE, die HAIGO Formula oder der Swift Cup Europe.

Veronika Cicha: Car and team in Assen 2017.

Veronika Cicha ist in Brno als gebürtige Tschechin die Lokalmatadorin.

Nachfolgend gibt es den Zeitplan für das BOSS GP Rennwochenende. Beide Klassen, FORMULA und OPEN, haben wie gewohnt den gleichen Plan und gehen gemeinsam auf die Strecke.

Trainingstag am Freitag, 08/09/2017

Traditionell beginnt das Rennwochenende für Fahrer und Teams mit dem ersten freien Training am Freitag. Das erste Mal werden die Fahrer um 11:00 Uhr auf die Strecke gehen, um das erste freie Training zu absolvieren (25 min). Das zweite freie Training startet um 4:00 Uhr (25 min).

Die Strecke in Brno ist bereits am Freitag mit zahlreichen freien Trainings und Qualifyings auch der anderen Rennserien vollgepackt. Los geht es 10:00 Uhr, das Programm endet am Freitag um 17:45 Uhr.

Qualifying und Renntag 1 am Sonnabend, 09/09/2017

10:05 Uhr und 15:00 Uhr richten sich die BOSS GP Augen am Samstag auf’s Geschehen. Das Qualifying findet am Vormittag ab 10:05 Uhr statt (30 min), der Startschuss für das erste Rennen fällt um 15:00 Uhr. Die “Masaryk Racing Days” öffnen ihre Tore bereits am Morgen um 9:20 Uhr mit dem Qualifying der GT3CCCE. Der letzte Prorgrammpunkt endet um 18:30 Uhr.

Renntag 2 am Sonntag, 10/09/2017

Das zweite BOSS GP Rennen des Wochenendes findet am späten Sonntagvormittag um 12:10 Uhr statt. Insgesamt stehen am Sonntag neben den letzten Qualifyings auch acht verschiedenen Rennen im Programmplan. Los geht es 8:30 Uhr, Schluss ist gegen 16:50 Uhr.

Wie bei jeder guten Rennverstanstaltung gilt auch an diesem Wochenende – im Zeitplan kann es jederzeit noch zu kleinen Änderungen und zeitlichen Verschiebungen kommen.

Weitere Informationen über die „Masaryk Racing Days“ gibt es auf der Website des Gastgebers unter: www.automotodrombrno.cz/de/#!/rennsaison/276/masaryk-racing-days-boss-gp/programme

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Start is coming. Assen 2017.

Fahrer und Teams freuen sich auf das Rennwochenende in Brno (CZ).

Sechte Station der Meisterschaftssaison 2017

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

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07/09/2017

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

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

OPEN Class: Qualifying in Assen – Gerstl erneut auf Pole Position

Ingo Gerstl on track in Assen 2017.

Nach dem Horrorcrash während des freien Trainings am Morgen, wird Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) bei den „Gamma Racing Days“ in Assen nicht mehr zum Einsatz kommen. Glücklicherweise trug der Lokalmatador bei seinem schweren Unfall vor Heimpublikum keine Verletzungen davon.  Damit bleiben im Qualifying zwei OPEN Class Fahrer im BOSS GP Startfeld übrig. Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) hatte die Rennen in Assen aus technischen Gründen bereits im Vorfeld absagen müssen. Damit kommt es nun zum Duell um die Podiumsspitze zwischen Ingo Gerstl (Team Top Speed) und Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team).

Abgesehen von Klaarts Ausscheiden nach dem freien Training verlief das BOSS GP Qualifying der „Gamma Racing Days“ reibungslos. Herausforderung für die Fahrer boten die Witterungsbedingungen: Sonne und leichter Regen wechselten sich im Verlauf des Vormittags immer wieder ab. Pünktlich zum Beginn des Qualifyings prasselten schließlich wieder Regentropfen auf die Strecke. Herausforderung für die Fahrer war es, das beste Setup für diese Bedingungen zu finden.

Ingo Gerstl zog es als ersten Fahrer des gesamten Startfeldes auf die 4,555 km lange Strecke. In seinem Toro Rosso STR1 zeigte er eine ebenso souveräne wie schnelle Leistung und sicherte sich damit unangefochten die Pole Position. Seine schnellste Runde absolvierte der Österreicher in Runde 6 mit 1:23,228 min. Wolfgang Jaksch folgte ihm mit deutlichem Abstand und einer Bestrundenzeit von 1:31,272 in seinem Super Aguri SA06. Nichtsdestotrotz verbesserte der Deutsche seine Bestzeit aus dem freien Training noch einmal. Gerstl absolvierte insgesamt sieben Runden auf der Strecke, Jaksch sechs Runden.

Wolfgang Jaksch on track in Assen 2017 with his Super Aguri SA06.

Wolfgang Jaksch auf der Strecke in Assen 2017 mit seinem Super Aguri SA06.

 

Die Ergebnisse des Qualifyings in Assen 2017:

Position Nr. Name Nat. Team Auto Schnellste Runde (min) In Abstand Runden gesamt km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 1:23,228 6 7 197,03
2 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 1:31,272 5  8,044 6 179,66

 

Beide BOSS GP Klassen – OPEN und FORMULA Class – werden getrennt voneinander gewertet. Das Starterfeld von nun 14 Fahrern geht jedoch auch im Rennen zusammen auf die Strecke. Gerstl hat dabei einmal mehr im Saisonverlauf die Pole Position inne, gefolgt von den FORMULA Class Fahrern Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport), Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) und Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport). Wolfgang Jaksch startet von Position 5 im neunten Saisonrennen am Abend, welches um 17:59 Uhr auf die Strecke geht.

Startaufstellung für Rennen 1 bei den „Gamma Racing Days“  in Assen 2017:

Start grid of race 1 in Assen 2017.

MEHR:

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

FORMULA Class: Qualifying “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/de/formula-class-qualifying-in-assen-ledermair-schnellster-formula-fahrer

OPEN Class: Freies Training „Gamma Racing Days“ in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/de/open-class-freies-training-endet-mit-schwerem-unfall-von-zwart

OPEN Class: Startliste “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/de/open-class-startliste-fuer-die-gamma-racing-days-in-assen-ned-steht-fest

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

05/08/2017

OPEN Class: Freies Training endet mit schwerem Unfall von Zwart

Vier Fahrer hatten sich für die die BOSS GP Open Class bei den „Gamma Racing Days“ in Assen (NED) registriert. Die Saisonrennen 9 und 10 werden am ersten Augustwochenende auf der Rennstrecke im Nordosten der Niederlande ausgetragen. In einem vollgepackten Programmablauf für das Wochenende stand dieses Mal nur eine einzige Trainingseinheit für Samstag, den 5. August, um 9:31 Uhr auf dem Plan. Diese endete mit einem schweren Unfall von Klaas Zwart.

Beide BOSS GP Klassen – OPEN und FORMULA Class – gehen auch im freien Training zusammen auf die Strecke. Ingo Gerstl (Team Top Speed), Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) und Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) starteten in Assen in der OPEN Class,  Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) hatte seine Rennteilnahme bereits vor seiner Anreise nach Assen absagen müssen, Grund dafür waren technische Probleme seines Arrows A22. Die Witterungsbedingungen in Assen zum freien Training am Samstagmorgen waren gut: 18°, bewölkt, aber trocken.

Die Trainings-Session kam nur langsam ins Laufen. Gleich zwei Mal musste das Fahrerfeld die Geschwindigkeit in der Anfangsphase aufgrund zweier Dreher und anschließender Bergung (‚PETER‘ (Team Ray Ban) und Wolfgang Jordan (H&A Racing Team)) drosseln. Als die Strecke schließlich freigegeben war, zog das Fahrerfeld das Tempo an und testete die 4,555 km lange Strecke ordentlich aus. Ingo Gerstl lieferte die schnellste Rundenzeit mit 1:18,263 min in seinem Toro Rosso STR1. Mit dieser Spitzenzeit fuhr der Österreicher einen neuen Streckenrekord in Assen – die bis dato gültige Bestrundenzeit lag bei 1:18,765. Da offizielle Streckenrekorde allerdings nur während eines Rennens erzielt werden können, nicht aber während Trainingssessions oder Qualifyings, bleibt diese Fabelzeit von Gerstl ein inoffizieller Rekord. Wolfgang Jaksch folgte ihm als zweitschnellster Fahrer der OPEN Class, passierte die Ziellinie allerdings mit deutlichem Abstand auf den Österreicher. Jaksch fuhr die beste Runde mit seinem Super Aguri SA06 in 1:33,210.

 

Klaas Zwart (r.) on track in Assen 2017.

Klaas Zwart (r.) vor Ingo Gerstl (l.) auf der Strecke in Assen 2017.

 

Einen denkbar schlechten Tag erwischte Klaas Zwart, und das ausgerechnet vor seinem Heimpublikum. Während eines Überholmanövers (Marc Fagionatto, Team Zig Zag, FORMULA Class), sieben Minuten vor Ende der regulären Trainingszeit, katapultierte es den Holländer von der Strecke. Bei vollem Tempo kollidierte Zwart erst frontal mit einer Mauer im Eingangsbereich der Ziellinie, anschließend fing sein Jaguar R5 auch noch Feuer. Glücklicherweise trug der Holländer keinerlei Verletzungen aus diesem Horrorcrash davon. Sein Wagen wurde in Teilen stark zerstört und war anschließend nicht mehr fahrtüchtig. „Ich verspüre pure Frustration“, erklärte Zwart uns nach dem Unfall. „Ich habe ihn überholt, vermutlich hat er mich nicht gesehen. Ich habe einen Schlag verspürt und dann bin ich von der Strecke geflogen. Glücklicherweise habe ich mich nicht weiter verletzt. Ich hoffe nun, dass wir das Auto gefixed bekommen.“

 

It was not a good day for Klaas Zwart in front of his home audience. While overtaking Marc Fagionatti (Team Zig Zag, FORMULA class) with still seven minutes of the practice session to go, the Dutch flew off the track, crashed into the wall at the beginning of the curve to the home stretch at high speed with his car catching fire. Luckily the Dutch wasn’t injured at the heavy crash, but his Jaguar R5 suffered serious damage. „I feel pure frustration“, Zwart told us after the crash. „I overtook him, probably he didn’t see me. I felt a hit and catapulted of the track. Luckily I’m fine, no injuries. I hope, we can fix the car.“

Das freie Training wurde nach dem Unfall von Zwart abgebrochen. Weitere Trainingseinheiten gibt es an diesem Wochenende nicht. Nächster Programmpunkt ist nun das Qualifying, welches um 13:04 Uhr startet.

Die Ergebnisse vom freien Training: 

Position Nr. Name Nat Team Auto Schnellste Runde  (min) In Abstand Runden gesamt km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 1:18,263 9 10 209,52
2 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 1:33,210 6  14,947 8 175,93
3 66 Klaas Zwart NED Team Ascari Jaguar R5 F1 2:00,994 2  42,731 6 135,53

MEHR:

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

FORMULA Class: Freies Training “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/de/formula-class-fruehes-ende-nach-crash-ledermair-zurueck-auf-der-strecke-und-an-der-spitze

OPEN Class: Startliste “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/de/open-class-startliste-fuer-die-gamma-racing-days-in-assen-ned-steht-fest

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

05/08/2017