OPEN class: After Qualifying Gerstl on pole position, followed by Jaksch
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
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.
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.
This is the starting grid for race 1 at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017:
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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