The saturday qualifying session of BOSS GP was accompanied by perfect weather conditions at the Royal Park in Monza. Johann Ledermair, the current leader in the series, again confirmed his current „run“ and outperformed his follower Jakub Smiechowski (POL) by 2,4 sec in the newly established qualification format.
The first 5 from the 2 free practice sessions on friday exclusively reserve the first 10 minutes of the 30 min session for their fast lap attempts. After a 5 min break the rest of the field gets a window of 15 minutes to fight for their best position in the starting grid.
Ingo Gerstl (AUT) did his roll out premier with his Torro Rosso STR1 and was at least able to complete 1 fast lap and finished 3rd with a gap of 4,2 sec. However he drove with limited RPM`s and faces still lots of challenges to find the right setup.
Florian Schnitzenbaumer (GER) also confirmed his upword trend and starts from P4 with 1:37,474, 1,017 sec behind the Torro Rosso from Ingo Gerstl. P5 went to the local hero Armando Mangini, who surprised the fans with a very competitive 1:39,635. Jens Renstrup will start from P6, 0,296 sec behind Mangini, followed by Henk de Boer (NED) and Wolfgang Jaksch (GER, who were just 95/1000 apart from each other.
Phil Stratford, who came all the way from Los Angeles to participate in this Boss GP race weekend, will start the race from P9 with a time of 1:40,147. P10 goes to Christian Eicke with 1:42,092.
The fastest of the Master Series was again Hans Laub with his Renault Wolrd Series 3.5. He will join the race from P11 with a fastest lap of 1:42,732. Karl Heinz Becker is just behind him followed by Walter Steding and the only woman in the Boss GP series, Veronika Cicha. Martin Kindler, the swiss pilot follows with 1:44,122 and Philippe Haezebrouck closes the starting grid from P16 with 1:44,133. Wolfgang Jordan was unlucky, his clutch blew off and he could not finish a fast lap.