Next weekend (September 9–11) Europe’s fastest racing series, the BOSS GP Racing Series, returns from its summer break. Hosted by the Masaryk Racing Days at the Automotodrom in Brno.
The weekend of 9–11 September marks the start of the second half of the season for the BOSS GP Racing Series. After six races in Hockenheim, Spielberg and Le Castellet, six more races are scheduled in the next nine weeks in Brno, Mugello and Misano. Before the season ends in Italy, the unique mix of Big Open single-seaters in the Formula 1, Formula 2, World Series & Co. categories will head to Brno.
In the BOSS GP F1 Class, that is the classification for Formula 1 cars, four cars have been entered. Among them are three Toro Rossos, including the STR1 of championship leader Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed), who has won all races so far this season. In Sebastien Vettel’s premiere winning car, the Toro Rosso STR3 with a Ferrari engine, Thomas Jackermeier (GER, Top Speed) wants to break this streak in Brno. Racing fans can especially look forward to a rare piece of motorsport history in the form of the green and yellow Lotus T127. The Formula 1 car from 2010 is equipped with a Cosworth V8 engine and will be entered by Team Top Speed. The ex-car of Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen is driven by Austrian Thomas Jakoubek.
In the absence of championship leader Zdenek Chovanec Lopez (PRT), FORMULA title defender Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) is aiming for his first win of the season. In the battle for the championship, however, Ghiotto’s compatriot Simone Colombo (MM International) could put himself in the best starting position. After three events, he is only twelve points behind Chovanec-Lopez, but already 35 ahead of Marco Ghiotto. Salvatore de Plano (ITA, MM International), who has won races with a GP2 in the past, has also been named. After a longer break from racing, he also wants to have a say in the fight for the podium.
In the BOSS GP SUPER LIGHTS, Alexander Geier (Geier Racing) in an older 2003 Tatuus-Renault and Andreas Hasler (Hasler Motorsport) will continue their inner-Austrian duel in the six-cylinder car class.
|1||Ingo Gerstl||AUT||Team Top Speed||F1||Toro Rosso||2006||F1 — STR1||Cosworth TJ|
|2||Florian Schnitzenbaumer||GER||Team Top Speed||F1||Toro Rosso||2006||F1 — STR1||Cosworth TJ|
|15||Thomas Jackermeier||GER||Team Top Speed||F1||Toro Rosso||2008||F1 — TR3||Ferrari 056|
|19||Thomas Jakoubek||AUT||Team Top Speed||F1||Lotus||2010||F1 — T127||Cosworth CA|
|22||Michael Aberer||AUT||AM Motorsport||FORMULA||Dallara||2005||GP2||Mecachrome|
|27||Marco Ghiotto||ITA||Scuderia Palladio||FORMULA||Dallara||2011||GP2||Mecachrome|
|28||Bruno Jarach||ITA||Eesti Motorsport||FORMULA||Dallara||2008||GP2||Mecachrome|
|32||Simone Colombo||ITA||MM International||FORMULA||Dallara||2017||F2||Mecachrome|
|37||Luca Martucci||ITA||MM International||FORMULA||Dallara||2011||GP2||Mecachrome|
|43||Giancarlo Pedetti||ITA||Nannini Racing||FORMULA||Dallara||2014||GP2||Mecachrome|
|44||Thomas Jakoubek||AUT||Team Top Speed||FORMULA||Dallara||2008||GP2||Mecachrome|
|46||Alexander Seibold||GER||Seibold Auto + Sport||FORMULA||Dallara||2005||GP2||Mecachrome|
|47||Walter Steding||GER||Scuderia Palladio||FORMULA||Dallara||2011||GP2||Mecachrome|
|87||Salvatore de Plano||ITA||MM International||FORMULA||Dallara||2011||GP2||Mecachrome|
|66||Andreas Fiedler||GER||Fiedler Racing||FORMULA||Dallara||2008||GP2||Mecachrome|
|77||Francesco Malavasi||ITA||Scuderia Palladio||FORMULA||Dallara||2011||GP2||Mecachrome|
|111||Alexander Geier||AUT||Geier Racing||SUPER LIGHTS||Tattus||2003||WSbRenault||Renault|
|115||Andreas Hasler||AUT||Hasler Motorsport||SUPER LIGHTS||Dallara||2009||WSbNissan||AER|
With a track length of 5.403 kilometres, the former MotoGP circuit is also the second longest circuit of the year after Circuit Paul Ricard (5.8 km long). Fast and fluid corners alternate with a technically demanding section. Engine power is also a decisive factor because the Czech rollercoaster goes steeply uphill in the last third of the track. Here you not only see what the cars are capable of, but also which driver can control his vehicle best.
Friday, 9 September 2022
12:35–13:05 Free Practice 1
15:35–16:05 Free Practice 2
Saturday, 10 September 2022
14:00–14:30 Race 1 (20 minutes)
Sunday, 11 September 2022
12:50–13:30 Race 2 (25 minutes)
In addition to the headliner BOSS GP, other racing series will round off the programme from Friday to Sunday, including Drexler Formula Cup, ESET V4 Cup with the TCR Eastern Europe and Renault Clio Cup Bohemia and historic racing classes (HAIGO).
Children under 12 are admitted free of charge, day tickets are available for 13 euros, weekend tickets cost 17 euros. Parking at the open grandstands is free of charge. All tickets can be purchased at the box office on site.
Pictures: Angelo Poletto & Michael Jurtin/BOSS GP, Dirk Hartung/Autosport.at