Qualifying in Zandvoort: Hell of laptimes for the van Kalmthouts
What a blast! Rinus and Marijn van Kalmthout (both Mansell Motorsport) dominate the Qualifying at the “Jumbo Race Festival” in Zandvoort in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Even a drift off the track can stop Marijn van Kalmthout from securing a great position at the starting grid for the first race of the weekend this afternoon.
16 years old Rinus van Kalmthout started fast and got the blast in his third, at the same time last, lap at Qualifying and raced with a best time of 1:23.183 min on pole position for season race 3. His father Marijn van Kalmthout even just got two rounds on the track in Zandvoort, to secure position 2 at the grid for the race on the afternoon with a 1:24.896 min in round 2. After drifting of the track in the third lap, he didn’t return on the track. Both van Kalmthouts go for the OPEN class, racing with a Dallara GP2 Evo (Rinus) and a Benetton B197 F1 (Marijn).
FORMULA class was lead by Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) in his Dallara GP2 once more. With a best lap time of 1:25.085 min he will start from position 3, followed by Mahaveer Raghunathan (Coloni Motorsport), who drove a 1:27.671 min best time with his Lola Auto GP. Raghunathan dropped off the track during the last minutes of Qualifying, what finished the qualifying couple of minutes earlier than the scheduled time of overall 30 minutes for the whole grid.
After crashing at the second free practice on Friday afternoon Florian Schnitzenbaumers Top Speed team did a great job, fixing his Dallara GP2 until the Qualifying. The German did well and secured position 5 for the race this afternoon with a best of 1:28.379 min. See the detailed Qualifying results at the attached PDF-file below.
Overall the Qualifying led to an exciting starting grid for the first BOSS GP race of the weekend at the “Jumbo Race Festival”. Since there are no complaints about the weather with blue sky, full of sun, just a little wind and a great atmosphere by an enthusiastic crowd at the grandstands BOSS GP is looking forward to a great race. Start is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. in the afternoon.
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Report of second free practice in Zandvoort: bossgp.com/second-free-practice-results-ledermair-and-raghunathan-step-up-the-speed
Report of first free practice in Zandvoort: bossgp.com/first-free-practice-marijn-van-kalmthout-shows-his-class
Detailed statistics of practices and qualifying: Practice and qualifying results Zandvoort 2017.