With a fabulous lap time of 1:20.174 min Ingo Gerstl, reigning OPEN class champion of the BOSS GP series, secured the pole position for first race of the season in Hockenheim on Saturday morning. The Austrian even raced a much faster lap, but his sensational lap in 1:19.689 min was canceled by the race officials due to rule violation.
While weather conditions in Hockenheim on Saturday morning were overcast, but dry, couple of thousand spectators on the legendary Formula 1 circuit saw an fascinating qualifying for the season kick off race of BOSS GP. Klaas Zwart turned out the be the strongest competitor for Ingo Gerstl for the pole position. He secured the second position with 1:21.068 min. Johann Ledermair raced the fastest lap at the FORMULA class during the qualifying and will start from third position into the race on the afternoon.
BOSS GP on track while qualifying in Hockenheim.
While the best eight drivers out of the free practices on Friday went on track first for ten minutes, to race their best lap time, the remaining eight drivers were following and brought their best performance onto the track for a 20 minutes time slot.
Almost all drivers improved their lap times out of the practices on Friday significant. This is, what the start grid for the first race on Saturday afternoon after qualifying now looks like:
Detailed statistics of the qualifying at Hockenheim: Hockenheim 2017: Results of qualifying.
See the report of second free practice at Hockenheim here: Hockenheim 2017: Report of second free practice in Hockenheim 2017.
See the report of first free practice at Hockenheim here: Report of first free practice in Hockenheim 2017.