OPEN class: Gerstl setting up a new track record in Brno
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.
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.
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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