The second free practice on Friday afternoon (29th of September) brought some changes on top of the field.
Again both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Weather conditions in Imola presented itself at it’s best with 22°, a lot of sun, no clouds and no rain.
Two short red flag phases stopped the second free practice of the day, due to dangerous positions of spun cars on track. When the circuit was released again, Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) really stepped on the gas, not only chasing the fastest FORMULA lap time this afternoon, but also chasing OPEN class driver Rinus van Kalmthout (Mansell Motorsport). At the end De Plano improved his time from first free practice for more than a second with a 1:30,805 min and performed the fastest of all FORMULA class laps. He was 2,350 sec behind the OPEN class driver van Kalmthout (1:28,455 min).
Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) showed the second fastest performance of the FORMULA class at the afternoon practice session with a lap time of 1:31,746 min, improving his time from the morning practice session for 0,222 sec. Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) completed the trio in front of the FORMULA grid with his best lap in 1:32,645 min.
Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport), Martin Kindler (Jenzer Motorsport), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition), René Kouwenberg (De Boer Manx), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport) and Nicolas Matile (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) completed the grid. Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) went on track as well, but had some time-transponder issues.
Next step of the race weekend is the Qualifying, which will start at 10:05 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Results of second free practice of FORMULA class at “Peroni Race Weekend”:
|Position||No.||Name||Nat.||Team||Car||Fastest lap (min)||Gap (s)||Laps||km/h|
|1||999||Salvatore De Plano||ITA||MM International Motorsport||Dallara GP2||1:30,805||11||294,8|
|2||115||Mahaveer Raghunathan||IND||PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport||Dallara Lola||1:31,746||0,941||13||277,4|
|3||888||Florian Schnitzenbaumer||GER||Top Speed||Dallara GP2||1:32,313||1,508||11||293,2|
|4||323||Armando Mangini||ITA||MM International Motorsport||Dallara GP2||1:36,534||5,729||10||290,8|
|5||430||Martin Kindler||SUI||Jenzer Motorsport||Nissan World Series||1:38639||7,834||10||266,5|
|6||505||Walter Steding||GER||Inter Europol Competition||Dallara GP2||1:39,065||8,260||12||291,6|
|7||139||René Kouwenberg||NED||De Boer Manx||Dallara GP2||1:39,177||8,372||13||283,2|
|8||411||Karl-Heinz Becker||GER||Becker Motorsport||Super Nissan World Series||1:40,640||9,835||10||276,0|
|9||116||Nicolas Matile||SUI||PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport||Lola Auto GP||1:42,439||11,634||10||275,3|
|10||111||‘PETER’||FRA||Ray-Ban||World Series by Renault|
|11||444||Johann Ledermair||AUT||Ledermair Motorsport||Dallara GP2|
Picture gallery of Imola 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/imola-boss-gp-superprix
Schedule Imola 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-peroni-race-weekend-in-imola-ita
FORMULA class: First free practice in Imola 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-fastest-lap-at-first-free-practice-for-raghuanthan
FORMULA class: Start list Imola 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-boss-gp-superprix-in-imola-ita-is-set
OPEN class: Start list Imola 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-boss-gp-superprix-in-imola-ita-is-set
Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings