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Good impression by returning Jaksch and newcomer Fiedler at second practice in Hockenheim

Wolfgang Jaksch (OPEN class) and Walter Steding (FORMULA class) back on track, Ingo Gerstl (OPEN class) and Johann Ledermair (FORMULA class) confirm their good shape again – that’s the result of Fridays afternoon second free practice of BOSS GP at Hockenheim Historic.

14 out of 17 drivers, nine in FORMULA class, five in OPEN class, started the free practice session and finished it as well. As in the morning session the fastest lap of the FORMULA class was driven by Johann Ledermair (Team Ledermair Motorsport), in the OPEN class Ingo Gerstl (TOP Speed) lead the field again and marked the fastest laptime of all drivers once again, even with the slight difference of +0.255 seconds to the morning session.

Wolfgang Jakschs Super Aguri, prepared for second practice in Hockenheim.

Wolfgang Jakschs Super Aguri, prepared for second practice in Hockenheim.

Ledermair and Gerstl confirm their top shape

While Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) confirmed the first position of the FORMULA class in the second practice, BOSS GP newcomer Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing) made a good impression and finished the session on third position. “I was aiming for a lap time around 1:30 minute”, he explained after the session. “So I am very happy with the result.” Finishing the second practice with the fastest lap time of 1:30.485 min Fiedler greatly improved from the first practice in the morning with a best time of 1:32.239 min. “Since BOSS GP is a new experience for me by now, the goal for the race in Hockenheim is to get a feeling for the characteristics and special features of the series. It’s great competition, great cars, great drivers. For me it’s like a dream coming true, being part of BOSS GP and racing such a great car. Years ago I dreamed of sitting in such a Formula racing car. Now I even drive such a car”, Fiedler, competing with a Dallara Mecachrome 4.0 V8, was full of joy after practice day at Hockenheim circuit.

“It’s like a dream coming true.Years ago I dreamed of sitting in such a Formula racing car. Now I even drive such a car.”
Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing)

Austrian Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) missed the second practice of the day in the OPEN class, but Wolfgang Jaksch (F-Xtreme Racing Team), who missed the morning session, returned to track with his newly built Super Aguri SA06 Cosworth 3.0 V10. He made a good first impression and finished on third position with a 1:30.063 min lap best time. Meanwhile Zwart just finished four laps, but will be fully present at Qualifying on Saturday morning again.

BOSS GP Paddock in Hockenheim.

BOSS GP Paddock in Hockenheim.

 

BOSS GP raceday on Saturday (22/04/2017) starts with qualifying at 10:00 a.m.. The first race is set at the afternoon, 3:15 p.m. The second race will start on Sunday (23/04/2017) afternoon at 2:15 p.m.

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See detailed results of second free practice at Hockenheim here:: Hockenheim 2017: Results of second free practice.

See the report of the first free practice at Hockenheim here: Hockenheim 2017: Report of first free practice.

Find all informations about “Hockenheim Historic” here www.hockenheim-historic.de and the website of Hockenheimring itself at www.hockenheimring.de.

Ledermair and Gerstl lead first free practice in Hockenheim

Ingo Gerstl at first free practice in Hockenheim 2017.

Sunshine and 11° Celsius were awaiting the start field of BOSS GP for first free practice at “Hockenheim Historic” on friday morning as well as the German Formular 1 track at the Hockenheimring and loads of motorsport enthusiasts, which cheered the drivers along the track.

Eight out of the nine drivers, who joined the free practice at the FORMULA class, found their way back across the finishing line, while at the OPEN class all five drivers finished the practice. Fastest lap of the FORMULA class was driven by Johann Ledermair (Team Ledermair Motorsport), who finished the first free practice as leader of the class. At the OPEN class reigning Champion Ingo Gerstl (TOP Speed) managed the leading spot and marked the fastest laptime of all drivers.

Couple of drivers were missing. Henk de Boer (FORMULA class, De Boer Manx) had to cancel the first race of the season due to private reasons. Walter Steding (FORMULA class, Inter Europol Competion) gave up the free practice due to technical reasons after a crash on track on Thursday as well as Wolfgang Jaksch (OPEN class, FXtreme Racing Team), who wasn’t ready yet for racing due to technical reasons as well (“We expect, that we will be on track on Saturday. Currently we still have a load of work to do.”). “We hope, that Stedings car will be ready to use on Saturday again. Actually the team is working around the clock for that goal”, explains Christian Gänse, race-coordinator of BOSS GP.

BOSS GP on Hockenheim track.

BOSS GP on Hockenheim track.

 

During practice on Friday morning Christian Eicke (FORMULA class, Speed Center) and Johann Ledermair led to turbulences. Eicke had to retire already after two laps due to technical reasons. The leading driver of the FORMULA class Ledermair, had to give up after six laps as well as a result of technical reasons, which pushed him into the gravel trap. “We took the first five laps for our coordination, which went pretty well, we made good progess. Then we used the chance, trying some stuff. That didn’t work out that well, we had some slight technical issues, which dropped me out of the race”, explains Ledermair, who is happy with the new used Pirelli tyres: “I am pleasantly surprised. We are not yet near the point, we want to be. But for the moment it feels really well.” The 25 years old native Tirolean has ambitious goals for the weekend: “I’m really happy about the results of the first free practice. Now we are fully focused on the second practice in the afternoon.”

New tyres by Pirelli are big topic for drivers

As well satisfied with the first practice session was Ingo Gerstl, leader and reigning champion of the OPEN class: “It went much better than expected. I didn’t race for a couple of months during the winter, so you have to get used to it again after such a long period of time. But everything went really well. The lap time became secondary for myself – the feeling was great, everything was fitting. That’s the most important point for now.” Despite driving the fastest lap time of the field, Gerstl knows about the strengths of his competitors. Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) is not far behind the leader: “I can’t sleep, they will drive much faster during the next days”, says the Austrian. He is satisfied with the new tyre material as well: “I needed about two laps for warming up the tyres, but everything worked out very well. I’m really satisfied with the Pirellis.” Klaas Zwart agrees with Gerstl about the new tyres, but is aware of learning needs: “After spending years of developing tyres by Avon, the tyres by Pirelli are a new challenge for our team. We have to figure out the characteristics of the Pirellis. But actually every race is a process of learning for our team. So I am absolutely confident, that we will develop our knowledge during the next weeks and monts.” The Dutch is satisfied with his first practice result: “My team did a great job, the car was brilliant. I have to get used to new tyres. This process needs a bit of time.” Looking to his closest competitor Zwart says: “Ingo [Gerstl] set a really good lap time. Obviously he already learned much more than me and did a better job than me today. We will see, how the next days will work out.”

Klaas Zwart discussing the new Pirelli tyres.

Klaas Zwart discussing the new Pirelli tyres.

 

Second free practice is set for Friday afternoon at 3:40 p.m. Saturday morning Qualifying starts at 10:00 a.m., first race is set for the afternoon at 3:15 p.m. The second race will start on sunday afternoon at 2:15 p.m.

See plenty of details of the first free practice at Hockenheim here: Hockenheim 2017: Results of first free practice.

Find all informations about “Hockenheim Historic” here: www.hockenheim-historic.de

Timetable for “Hockenheim Historic”

BOSS GP at Hockenheim track in 2016.

The BOSS GP Championship season opener in Hockenheim this weekend provides three days full programme for motorsport fans and enthusiasts. Starting on Friday morning BOSS GP crew is looking forward to an exciting Kick Off weekend for the 2017 season.

Practice day on Friday, 21.04.2017

Since the entry list for the first BOSS GP season race is set, drivers and crews will follow a timetable, starting with the first free practice on Friday morning at 10:05 a.m. Second free practice will start at the afternoon, 3:40 p.m.

Hockenheim track will be packed full with free practices and already qualifyings of different racing series like Lotus Cup Europe, Canadian-American Challenge Cup or Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy H&R Cup as well as presentations by Raceclub Germany and Scuderia Serenissima whole Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Racing day 1 on Saturday, 22.04.2017

10:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. will be the “magical date” on Saturday for the drivers. Qualifying will be held in the morning at 10:00 a.m, whereas the first race will follow in the afternoon at 3:15 p.m. The “Hockenheim Historic” event will start at 9:00 a.m. and has a timetable of 17 different qualifyings, races and presentations.

Racing day 2 on Sunday, 23.04.2017

The second BOSS GP race of the weekend will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. The general “Hockenheim Historic” timetable provides 14 different highlights on Sunday, races as well as presentations.

Find the complete event schedule at the attached PDF-File here: Timetable “Hockenhein Historic” 2017.

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BOSS GP at Hockenheim 2016.

BOSS GP at Hockenheim 2016.

Fully packed race weekend for motorsport enthusiasts

Thousands of motorsport enthusiasts will travel to Hockenheim this weekend, to celebrate plenty of races at the Hockenheim track in Germany. BOSS GP will be part of an exciting motorsport experience at the track near Heidelberg, with hundreds of race cars entertaining the motorsport fans.

“Hockenheim Historic” is held in memory of the Scottish double Formula One World Champion Jim Clark (1963, 1965), who suffered a lethal crash in a Formular Two race at the  Hockenheim track in 1968. Clark was placed at the top of the “Greatest-ever-Formula-One-drivers”-list by “The Times” in 2009.

BOSS GP will compete at seven different European venues in 2017, holding 14 races in total. Hockenheim will be followed by Zandvoort in May (20./21.05.), where BOSS GP will be part of the Race Festival by Max Verstappen. The other tracks are Paul Picard (FRA), Zolder (BEL), Assen (NED), Brno (CZE) and Imola (ITA).

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Find the BOSS GP start list for Hockenheim: bossgp.com/start-list-for-kick-off-race-at-hockenheim-historic-is-set

Find detailed statistics of last BOSS GP seasons here: bossgp.com/archive

Find all informations about “Hockenheim Historic” on this website: www.hockenheim-historic.de.

 

Start list for Kick Off race at “Hockenheim Historic” is set

BOSS GP at Hockenheim 2016.

Coming up this week is the traditional BOSS GP Championship season opener in Hockenheim at the weekend of 22nd/23rd of April. The start list for this unique motorsport event, for drivers as well as for motorsport fans, is set und is promising an exciting Kick Off for the new BOSS GP season at all.

As in 2016 BOSS GP will run an OPEN class and a FORMULA class. Formula One and Champ Cars will battle for Championship points in the OPEN class, while GP2, Superleague Formula, Auto GP and World Series by Renault will fight for podium places in the FORMULA class.

In Hockenheim six drivers will compete in the OPEN class. 2016 Champion, Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed), leads the field with drivers from Austria, Germany, Netherlands and the USA. Will there be such a tight head-to-head battle between Gerstl and Klaas Zwart (Team Ascari) on Hockenheim track this year again as in the season Kick Off last year? This is what the starting field for the OPEN class in Hockenheim 2017 looks like:

Start-No. Name Team Nat. Make
1 Ingo Gerstl Top Speed AUT Toro Rosso STR1
3 Peter Milavec GP Racing AUT Panoz DP01
7 Phil Stratford Penn Elcom Racing USA Benetton B197
21 Bernd Herndlhofer H&A Racing AUT Arrows A22
26 Wolfgang Jaksch F-Xtreme Racing Team GER Super Aguri SA06
66 Klaas Zwart Team Ascari NED Jaguar R5

Meanwhile eleven drivers will compete in the FORMULA class. 2016 Champion Christopher Brenier will be missed this time, but many well known faces as well as new entries and BOSS GP returnees from eight different nations will compete for the first podium places of the season. So this is what the starting field for the FORMULA class in Hockenheim 2017 looks like:

Start-No. Name Team Nat. Make
111 ‘PETER’ Easy Formula FRA Dallara
115 Mahaveer Raghunathan Coloni Motorsport IND Lola B05/52
136 Henk de Boer De Boer Manx NED Dallara
222 Veronika Cicha H&A Racing CZE Dallara
321 Andreas Fiedler Fiedler Racing GER Dallara
323 Armando Mangini MM International Motorsport ITA Dallara
444 Johann Ledermair Ledermair Motorsport AUT Dallara
505 Walter Steding Inter Europol Competition GER Dallara
555 Christian Eicke Speed Center SUI Dallara
888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer Top Speed GER Dallara
999 Salvatore De Plano MM International Motorsport ITA Dallara

Thousands of motorsport enthusiasts will travel to Hockenheim, to celebrate plenty of races at the famous “Hockenheim Historic” event. BOSS GP will be part of this awesome motorsport experience at the track near Heidelberg in southern Germany, with more than 500 race cars entertaining motorsport fans all over the weekend.

“Hockenheim Historic” is held in memory of the Scottish double Formula One World Champion Jim Clark (1963, 1965), who suffered a lethal crash in a Formular Two race at the  Hockenheim track in 1968. Clark was placed at the top of the “Greatest-ever-Formula-One-drivers”-list by “The Times” in 2009.

BOSS GP will compete at seven different European venues in 2017, holding 14 races in total. Hockenheim will be followed by Zandvoort in May (20/21), where BOSS GP will be part of the Race Festival by Max Verstappen with more than 100.000 expected spectators. The other tracks are Paul Picard (FRA), Zolder (BEL), Assen (NED), Brno (CZE) and Imola (ITA).

Podium ceremony Hockenheim 2016.

Podium ceremony Hockenheim 2016.

Drivers and teams are excited and can’t wait to finally push the pedal for a spectular season full of speed, noise and power!

Find detailed statistics of last BOSS GP seasons here: bossgp.com/archive

All data about the BOSS GP race at “Hockenheim Historic” 2016 you find here: bossgp.com/race/hockenheim-historic

Find all informations about “Hockenheim Historic” on this website: www.hockenheim-historic.de.

Season 2018 – Upcoming Test Options

The management of the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps offers one of their very few ‘noisy’ test days during the 2018 season:

When: 27 & 28 March 2018 (Tuesday/Wednesday)

Sessions: 5  (2 x 40min morning / 3 x 45min afternoon)

Costs (incl. VAT): Full day 850€ incl. 3x lunch pass, Half day 400€ (2x 40min), Half day 600€ (3x 45min) 

– Individual Timekeeping Service (Int 1, Int 2, Finish Line): 20€ incl. VAT

– Reservation of one garage (subject to availability): 200€ incl. VAT

For more information please contact:

Sven LEUFGEN
Assistant Logistic Manager
Tel: +32 (0) 87 29 37 11
Email : sven.leufgen@spa-francorchamps.be

BOSS GP sets first season record 2017 already before Kick Off

BOSS GP in Assen 2016.

Great news for the BOSS GP Championship season 2017: Counting 36 registrations for the season, which starts on 22nd/23rd of April at Hockenheim in Germany, as many drivers and teams as never before registered for the fastest race series in Europe.

“This is great news”, says Christian Gaense, Race-Coordinator of BOSS GP. “The registration record shows the confidence of drivers and teams in BOSS GP, the race organization as well as the changes for the 2017 season like the cooperation with our new tyre supplier Pirelli. After a new record of participants in 2016, topping the number of drivers again this year will strengthen and expand the championship once more.”

Currently running and still open until the 12nd of April is the registration for the first race of the season at the “Hockenheim Historic”. With 36 drivers registered in general for the 2017 season until beginning of April, who actually wont show up each of them at each race due to different reasons, Gaense is yet looking forward to a “top-class field at each of the races of the BOSS GP championship 2017, qualitatively as well as quantitatively. For the Hockenheim season opener we can expect a grid of ~20 cars”.

Find all informations about the Kick Off race of BOSS GP and ticket-purchase at “Hockenheim Historic” on this website: www.hockenheim-historic.de.

BOSS GP presents its own safety car for upcoming season 2017

BOSS GP - Safety Car 2017.

After announcing the exclusive multi-year partnership with Pirelli in March 2017, the cooperation with the Italy based tyre supplier and global player in the field of tyre manufacturing leads to further great news.

Starting with the Championship kick off 2017 in Hockenheim (21st – 23rd of April) at the “Hockenheim Historic”, BOSS GP will come with its own dedicated safety car, supported by Pirelli and in cooperation with DENK Automobile, based in Leonstein (Austria). The exclusively in Pirelli and BOSS GP style branded spectacular Lamborghini Gallardo LP520, delivering 520 hp, will be part of all BOSS GP races of the 2017 series and exclusively support the fastest race series in Europe. It fulfills all FIA-related requirements and is specially equipped for safety car purposes.

Exclusively branded BOSS GP safety car.

Exclusively branded BOSS GP safety car.

“Having an own safety car for the BOSS GP championship has been an again and yet again expressed wish and suggestion by the drivers of the series”, explains Christian Gaense, race-coordinator of BOSS GP. “It’s great news and the next huge step forward for BOSS GP. This is one more reason to look forward to an exciting Championship 2017.”

Find all information about BOSS GPs new partner and exclusive tyre supplier Pirelli on his website: www.pirelli.com.

Find all information about the kick off race of BOSS GP at “Hockenheim Historic” on this website: www.hockenheim-historic.de.

Pirelli, offizieller Reifenpartner von BOSS GP ab Saison 2017.

Pirelli, offizieller Reifenpartner von BOSS GP ab Saison 2017.

*BREAKING NEWS* The fastest European racing series trusts Pirelli

OPEN Class winner 2016, Ingo Gerstl.

BOSS GP is very proud, to announce the signing of an exclusive multi-year partnership with Pirelli, the current Formula 1 and Formula 2 tyre supplier. This is great news for the development of BOSS GP and the upcoming and next years championship. Pirelli will be onside at all races with full support for teams and drivers.  

BOSS GP, Big Open Single Seater, and Pirelli agreed on a partnership from 20172019 as in Formula 1 and Formula 2. This decision was taken after several successful tests in October 2016.

The traditional producer from Italy, with its 110 years of experience in motorsport, constructed especially for this partnership tyres, which are based on the knowledge from Formula 1, inspired by the test results from 2016.

Pirelli, official tyre-supplier of BOSS GP, from 2017 onwards.

Pirelli, official tyre-supplier of BOSS GP, from 2017 onwards.

BOSS GP offers private racers of Formula 1, GP2, Auto GP, Superleage as well as IndyCar and Champ Car the opportunity, to use these tyres during competitions. Thereby vehicles from producers like Toro Rosso, Jaguar, Benetton as well as Williams, Dallara or Panoz are used.

The Austrian company Hollerweger Motorsport from Timelkam will be assigned with the support for the events. Michael Hollerweger, who has a long-lasting experience in racing, and his motivated team are well prepared and familiar with the requirements.

Find all informations about BOSS GPs new partner and tyre supplier Pirelli on his website: www.pirelli.com.

More: Press Release – BOSS GP – PIRELLI (eng)

Pre-Sale for BOSS GP race weekend 2017 in Zandvoort started this week

Zandvoort Circuit.

2017 race series of BOSS GP will step through seven stations all over Europe. Kick off will take place on Germanys famous “Hockenheim-Ring” from 21st and 23rd of April. Second race will take place in May (21st and 22nd) in Zandvoort (Netherlands) at the “Jumbo Familie Racedagen ‘driven by Max Verstappen”.

BOSS GPs second race of the 2017 series will be an important part of the “Jumbo Familie Racedagen” with an overall great line-up. So Max Verstappen, F1-driver for the Red Bull Racing Team 2017, will give high speed demonstrations with a Red Bull Racing Formula One car – the only chance to see him driving his F1-car in the Netherlands for this year.

Pre-sale of the the “Jumbo Familie Racedagen ‘driven by Max Verstappen” started this Tuesday on 7th of March. Please note, that there is a limited amount of Main Grand Stand tickets available at online pre-sale only. All further informations about tickets for the event you find here: www.cpz.nl/en/events/jumbo-familie-racedagen#event-tab-ticket-info. The official online pre-sale is available on this link: www.cpz.nl/en/events/jumbo-familie-racedagen#event-tab-tickets.

Get an impression of last BOSS GP 2014 race at the “Zandvoort Circuit” series at our gallery here: bossgp.com/gallery/zandvoort-masters-of-formula-3/.

Pre-Sale for BOSS GP 2017 kick off race in Hockenheim is running

Hockenheim Historic 2016.

Seven stations all over Europe will be hosting the BOSS GP 2017 race series. The season will be launched with the first event at the “Bosch Hockenheim Historic 2017” from 21st until 23rd of April. BOSS GP will be one of the highlights of a great line-up, which will impress and fascinate fans, spectators and drivers at the same time.

Ten different race series on the famous Hockenheim circuit, led by the BOSS GP series, will provide a unique show for spectators and motorsport fans, especially for fans and enthusiasts of historic racing cars. Attractive side events as well as possibilities of access to the pit garage make the “Bosch Hockenheim Historic 2017” a must-visit-event for each motorsport-enthusiast.

Pre-sale for the “Bosch Hockenheim Historic 2017” has already started. For more information and details please visit: www.hockenheim-historic.de/en. The official online pre-sale is available through this link: www.eventimsports.de/ols/hockenheimring.

Get an impression of last years BOSS GP races at the “Hockenheim Historic” series at our gallery here: bossgp.com/gallery/hockenheim-historic-2016.