Free, but not for nothing: at GAMMA Racing Day Formula 1-star Carlos Sainz Jr., superbike ace Michael van der Mark and the BOSS GP meet – with free admission for race fans.
For several years now, GAMMA Racing Day has been attracting Dutch motorsport fans: every summer, the event at the TT Circuit in Assen offers a monster programme that is absolute unique. The mix of kart, motorcycle, touring cars and formula cars is nowhere else to be found. It is therefore hardly surprising that up to 100,000 fans make a visit to the north-east of the Netherlands.
Assen, a motorcycle circuit
The first Dutch Tourist Trophy (TT) for motorcycles took place in 1925, but still on public roads. It was not until 1955 that a race track was built specifically for this purpose, parts of the track however, were still open to public transport. The 7.7 km long track was completely renovated in 1984 and shortened to 6.1 km. In 1992 the current TT Circuit Assen was permanently separated from public transport for the first time. In 2006 there was another change to the layout: The track was shortened to 4.5 kilometres, and safety was significantly improved.
Assen is the only track worldwide where a Motorcycle World Championship race has been held every year since 1949. But Assen is also on the map when it comes to automotive sports: In the past, for example, the ChampCar World Series and the A1 GP started on the TT Circuit. The BOSS GP has also been back in Assen regularly since 2015, providing a mega show year after year. Record winner is the Austrian Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed), who won five out of the last six races.
GAMMA Racing Day: Event of superlatives
For three days, a densely packed programme thrills viewers on location and live on Dutch television. Admission is free, access to the paddock is limited and costs 15 euros per day or 25 euros for all three racing days. Tickets can either be purchased on site at the ticket offices or online in advance.
Due to the tightly packed program, the BOSS GP only runs one free practice session. Both Saturday and Sunday there will be a race of the Big Open Single Seaters. The race cars and teams of the BOSS GP are located in the pit building, from Pit 11 to 20.
Other series in the line-up: Supercar Challenge, TCR Europe, Ford Fiesta Cup, historic sports and touring cars, FIA Superkart EC, FIM Sidecar World Championship, Yamaha R3 Cup.
Plus: Formula 1 demo laps by Carlos Sainz Jr. in the Renault, superbike demo laps by Michael van der Mark on the Yamaha, Formula 1 two-seater and much more.
Timetable: BOSS GP at GAMMA Racing Day
Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:08–10:38: Free Practice
16:30–16:50: Race 1 (distance: 20 minutes)
Sunday, August 19, 2018
16:06–16:31: Race 2 (distance: 25 minutes)
Participants: BOSS GP
The OPEN class is for type Formula 1 car built from 1997, Champ Car and IndyCar built from 1997. Engine is free; numbers from 1 to 99.
|1||Ingo Gerstl||Top Speed||AUT||Toro Rosso STR1|
|7||Phil Stratford||Penn Elcom Racing||USA||Benetton B197|
|26||Wolfgang Jaksch||F Xtreme Racing Team||DEU||Super Aguri SA06|
FORMULA is open to GP2/Formula 2, GP3 (13/16), Auto GP, A1GP, Formula Acceleration 1, Superleague Formula, World Series by Renault, World Series by Nissan, F3000 cars build from 2002. Only the original engine is allowed, organisation committee can make an exception in the classification of a car according to the performance data of the car; Numbers from 100 to 999.
|101||Peter Göllner||Speed Center||SUI||Dallara GP2|
|221||Bernd Herndlhofer||Top Speed||AUT||Dallara GP2|
|222||Veronika Cicha||H&A Racing||CZE||Dallara GP2|
|321||Andreas Fiedler||Fiedler Racing||DEU||Dallara GP2|
|505||Walter Steding||Inter Europol Competition||DEU||Dallara GP2|
|555||Christian Eicke||Speed Center||SUI||Dallara GP2|
|666||Roy Glaser||Speed Center||SUI||Dallara GP2|
|888||Florian Schnitzenbaumer||Top Speed||DEU||Dallara GP2|