Gerstl unrivalled, Dorrbecker fastest in Formula Class
The second free practice session in Brno enjoyed the same perfect conditions, but was hampered by several red flags. Regardless, most drivers could finish their programmes
Ingo Gerstl has continued to dominate the OPEN Class. The championship leader was even three tenths quicker than in the morning to again outpace Peter Milavec in his Panoz DP01 ChampCar. However, Milavec only completed three laps, because “I have collected enough data to make a good run tomorrow.”
Dutchman Frits van Eerd finished FP2 in P3, just like in the morning session, while Wolfgang Jordan moved up to fourth ahead of Hans Laub. “I am gradually finding my rhythm again, so I can go quicker”, Jordan was all smiles.
The FORMULA Class saw more changes as German-Mexican Luis Michael Dorrbecker seemed least affected from all the interruptions and set a new best for the day. India’s Mahaveer Raghunathan of the PS-Racing Team added P2 in the second session to P1 in the first underlining his ambitions to finish the race on top.
Salvatore de Plano was again third and also Jens Renstrup was “content with today. I didn’t know the track, so I used the opening session to find my way round. In FP2 I could start to attack the clock. My car is really good here.”
FORMULA standings leading Christopher Brenier only finished sixth and will have to find more pace overnight. Florian Schnitzenbaumer even spun off the track, “but my car is OK. I am sure, I can get a good result here, even though a podium might be tough.”
Karl-Heinz Becker on the other hand suffered from the many red flags saying: “I completely lost my rhythm with all these stops. Thus, I couldn’t delivered what I would have liked.”