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Report: Qualifying Spielberg

Ingo Gerstl sets record time

Ingo Gerstl with record lap on pole position, Ledermair on FORMULA pole

Not surprisingly Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) set the fastest time in the second qualifying of this year. With 1:10,665 min the Toro Rosso pilot set a new BOSS GP lap record. The only downer for Gerstl: The declared goal of beating the sound barrier of 1:10 min was not achieved. Second place went to Phil Stratford (Penn Elcom Racing), who kept the GP2 armada behind him in his 1997-Benetton.

An Austrian was also the fastest pilot in the second class: Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) picked up where he left off last year: At his comeback this afternoon (start: 3:05 p.m.) he starts from position 3 and thus has the best starting position with the FORMULA racing cars. With Ledermair in the second row, Reinhard Kofler (Top Speed) surpassed his expectations at his first appearance in the GP2 car.

Reinhard Kofler starts from row 2

Reinhard Kofler starts from row 2


Eight cars entered Qualifying 2, a seperated session for yesterday’s slower drivers. Fastest was Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed). The FORMULA leader placed 5th overall, knocking out Armando Mangini (MM International), who was in the first qualifying group.

Bianca Steiner and Andreas Fiedler fought for 7th place overall for the whole 20 minutes. Only six thousandths of a second (!) separate Fiedler (7.) and Steiner (8.). The situation between Peter Göllner and Christian Eicke was similarly close. Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition) starts in the first race from 11, Thomas Jakoubek from 12, Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport) had technical problems again, the German only completed three laps, he starts from 14th place.

BOSS GP sets first season record 2017 already before Kick Off

BOSS GP in Assen 2016.

Great news for the BOSS GP Championship season 2017: Counting 36 registrations for the season, which starts on 22nd/23rd of April at Hockenheim in Germany, as many drivers and teams as never before registered for the fastest race series in Europe.

“This is great news”, says Christian Gaense, Race-Coordinator of BOSS GP. “The registration record shows the confidence of drivers and teams in BOSS GP, the race organization as well as the changes for the 2017 season like the cooperation with our new tyre supplier Pirelli. After a new record of participants in 2016, topping the number of drivers again this year will strengthen and expand the championship once more.”

Currently running and still open until the 12nd of April is the registration for the first race of the season at the “Hockenheim Historic”. With 36 drivers registered in general for the 2017 season until beginning of April, who actually wont show up each of them at each race due to different reasons, Gaense is yet looking forward to a “top-class field at each of the races of the BOSS GP championship 2017, qualitatively as well as quantitatively. For the Hockenheim season opener we can expect a grid of ~20 cars”.

Find all informations about the Kick Off race of BOSS GP and ticket-purchase at “Hockenheim Historic” on this website: www.hockenheim-historic.de.