A start grid of twelve drivers is racing the FORMULA class at the “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen (NED) for season races 9 and 10. The “usual suspects” lead the field of the FORMULA drivers at Qualifying.
Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport), loosing the overall leading position of the FORMULA class while absent in Zolder (BEL) in July a couple of weeks before, obviously is aiming for getting back to the top position of his class. He performed the fastest lap of the FORMULA class field at Qualifying, with 1:25,192 min in his fifth lap with his Dallara GP2, still improving his best lap time from the free practice session (1:25,829).
Ledermair was sharply followed by Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport, Dallara GP2), who performed his best lap in lap 4 with 1:26,731. A gap of only 0,375 min behind De Plano, Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) was finishing his best lap at Qualifying in 1:27,106 with his Lola Auto GP, improving his lap time from free practice significantly.
So it’s once more the trio of Ledermair, De Plano and Raghunathan leading the FORMULA field of the BOSS GP after Qualifying and starting from the front positions of the start grid.
They are followed by Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing), who showed a great Qualifying and finished her best lap in her Dallara GP2 with 1:32,604. Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport, Dallara GP2), Marc Faggionato (Zig Zag, Dallara GP2), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competion, Dallara GP2), Peter Göllner (Speed Center, Dallara GP2), Wolfang Jordan (H&A Racing, Dallara GP2) took the next positions, as well as ‘PETER’ (Ray-Ban), who wasn’t lucky at the free practice with his Dallara World Series by Renault, but finished well at the Qualifying, and Christian Eicke (Speed Center, Dallara GP2).
Karl-Heinz Becker left Qualifying already at first lap, due to technical reasons.
These are the results of the Qualifying:
|Position||No.||Name||Nat.||Team||Car||Fastest lap (min)||In||Gap||Laps||km/h|
|1||444||Johann Ledermair||AUT||Ledermair Motorsport||Dallara GP2||1:25,192||5||6||192,48|
|2||999||Salvatore De Plano||ITA||MM International Motorsport||Dallara GP2||1:26,731||4||1,539||5||189,07|
|3||115||Mahaveer Raghunathan||IND||PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport||Lola Auto GP||1:27,106||5||0,375||6||188,25|
|4||222||Veronika Cicha||CZE||H&A Racing||Dallara GP2||1:32,604||5||5,498||6||177,08|
|5||323||Armando Mangini||ITA||MM International Motorsport||Dallara GP2||1:32,920||4||0,316||6||176,47|
|6||129||Marc Faggionato||MC||Zig Zag||Dallara GP2||1:33,555||4||0,635||6||175,28|
|7||505||Walter Steding||GER||Inter Europol Competition||Dallara GP2||1:33,615||5||0,060||6||175,16|
|8||101||Peter Göllner||SUI||Speed Center||Dallara GP2||1:34,152||6||0,537||7||174,17|
|9||105||Wolfgang Jordan||GER||H&A Racing||Dallara GP2||1:36,181||9||2,029||10||170,49|
|10||111||‘PETER’||FRA||Ray-Ban||Dallara World Series by Renault||1:37,663||4||1,482||6||167,90|
|11||555||Christian Eicke||SUI||Speed Center||Dallara GP2||1:38,566||4||0,903||9||166,37|
|12||411||Karl-Heinz Becker||GER||Becker Motorsport||Dallara World Series by Nissan|
Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together at the same race, the whole start grid of 14 drivers will start at the same race. Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed, OPEN class) once more this season will start from pole position. He is followed by FORMULA class drivers Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport), Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) and Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport).
This is the starting grid for race 1 at the “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017:
Picture gallery of Assen 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/assen-gamma-racing-days
FORMULA class: Free practice at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-early-finish-after-a-crash-ledermair-back-on-track-and-top-of-the-field
FORMULA class: Start list at “Gamma Racing Days” in Assen 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-gamma-racing-days-in-assen-ned-is-set
Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings