First free practice: Marijn van Kalmthout shows his class
May 19, 2017

First free practice of the race-weekend in Zandvoort is history and returnee Marijn van Kalmthout, back on BOSS GP-track after three years break, immediately showed his class.

As expected the grid tested a lot during the first practice. Nevertheless the results of the session show a couple of interesting issues. Marijn van Kalmthout (OPEN class) set the space for the fastest lap with his Benetton B197 F1 in 1:29.255 min, followed by the young Austrian Johann Ledermair (FORMULA Class) in a Dallara GP2 with 1:29.623 min.

As in Hockenheim at the first races of the season, Indian youngster Mahaveer Raghunathan (FORMULA Class) is driving at the top of the grid too, showing his fastest lap at the free practice with 1:31,415 min with his LOLA Auto GP. So he is an aspirant for the podium of the races as well.

Karl-Heinz Becker at the free practice in Zandvoort 2017.

Karl-Heinz Becker at the free practice in Zandvoort 2017.

Another returnee of the BOSS GP Championship after a break of couple of years is Marc Fagionatto. With his Dallara GP2 he drove his best lap time in 1:38.752 min, meaning being at the Top 3 of the FORMULA class.

Back on track as well – Karl-Heinz Becker. “The car wasn’t ready yet for Hockenheim. We look forward, finally to race in Zandvoort”, his team can’t wait for the races at the “Jumbo Race Festival” in Zandvoort. Having a long racing history and a lot of experience he started onto the track with his Dallara World Series by Nissan, racing a 1:49,087 min.

Second free training session for the BOSS GP start grid is set at 3:25 p.m. and will last 25 minutes. Since weather conditions, wind and rain, are challenging once more, it’s supposed to be another exciting session for drivers and teams.

Results of first free practice in Zandvoort 2017.

Results of first free practice in Zandvoort 2017.