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OPEN class: Gerstl setting up a new track record in Brno

Fastest man on track in Brno, Ingo Gerstl (r.), and fastest women on the track, Veronika Cicha (l.).

In his own league current leader of the BOSS GP OPEN class, Ingo Gerstl, raced at season race 12 at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno on Sunday afternoon. The Austrian started from Pole Position onto the track, and finished on P1, setting up a new record on Brno Circuit.

Setting up the new track record was Gerstls goal for the race, since Saturday’s P2 Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team) as well as third OPEN class starter of this race weekend, Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team), had to cancel the race due to technical problems.

So actually Gerstl went on the track without any OPEN class competitors, nevertheless showing an impressive start-finish-victory in front of the whole start grid. “It would have felt much better with Herndlhofer and Jaksch on the track”, Gerstl, who loves the competition, explained after the podium ceremony. “But finally I’m satisfied with the race. I’m very happy with the new track result.”

In lap 11 the Austrian raced super fast in 1:36,065, crashing his old track record of 1:39,093 for more than 3 seconds. “Despite without any other OPEN class driver, but with real good weather conditions, I thought: now or never”, Gerstl happily summed up his new record after the race.

The reigning Champion is now looking forward to the season final in Italy in the end of September: “I can’t wait for racing the track in Imola”, he told us. Season races 13 and 14 in Italy will take place on 30th September and 1st October 2017.

 

Result of race 2 in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Result of race 2 in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

 

In total Ingo Gerstl furthermore leads the total OPEN class ranking with now 175 points, in front of runner up Wolfgang Jaksch with 107 points.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable for Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

OPEN class: First race in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-austrian-festival-in-brno/

OPEN class: Qualifying in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-after-qualifying-gerstl-on-pole-position-followed-by-jaksch/

OPEN class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-leading-again-jaksch-back-on-track-in-brno/

OPEN class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-performes-best-at-first-free-practice-in-brno/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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10/09/2017

FORMULA class: Clear win for Ledermair, strong catch-up by De Plano in season race 12

Runner up at season race 12 in Brno 2017: Salvatore De Plano.

Driving in a kind of his own class, Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) showed a great performance and victory at season race 12 on Sunday at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno. But also Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) showed a great race, catching up P2 at the final stage of the race. But not only in front of the race the spectators at the Brno Circuit saw great performances. Also the further start grid showed exciting battles with only very narrow gaps. 

Johann Ledermair lead the FORMULA field of the start grid with a significant gap in front of his chasers, i.e. 17,650 sec in front of second ranked Salvatore De Plano at the finish line. “The start went very well, as well as the following laps”, Ledermair summed up the race. “We found the best set up for the car for the track in Brno, so the car ran great. I’m really happy with the performance, it was a fast race for me today”, the Austrian explained after the podium ceremony, being satisfied with the race weekend at the “Masaryk Racing Days” and his P1 in season race 11 on Saturday as in season race 12 on Sunday. Ledermair crossed the finish line with a total time of 25:51,879 min, driving his fastest lap in 1:44,940. The Austrian improved his lap record from Saturday’s race significantly (1:45,709).

 

De Plano on track in Brno 2017 during season race 12.

De Plano on track in Brno 2017 during season race 12.

 

Ledermair was followed by runner up Salvatore De Plano, who had started from position 6 of the start grid and gained a couple of positions during the race. In lap 11 De Plano attacked Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) and Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) and stepped up to position 2 of the FORMULA class, position 3 of the total start grid and finished the race with a total time of 26:09,529. The Italian drove his fastest lap in lap 2 with 1:47,467. And he was really happy with his race: “It was exciting. Attacking shortly before the finish was not that easy, but it worked out and I could gain two positions. So I’m very happy with the result and finishing on P2”, De Plano was very satisfied.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer completed the podium, due to a 30 second penalty for Mahaveer Raghunathan for not respecting the track limits. The German had shown a strong performance, racing in a close group with Raghunathan and De Plano during the whole race. After the penalty the Indian finally was ranked on position 10 of the FORMULA grid, while Schnitzenbaumer stepped on for one position, crossing the finishing line with a total time of 26:11,634.

 

Florian Schnitzenbaumer on track in Brno 2017 during season race 12.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer on track in Brno 2017 during season race 12.

 

The following start grid showed exciting battles as well. With just close gaps between each other, Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport), Peter Göllner (Speed Center), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition), Christian Eicke (Speed Center) and local hero Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing).

Very unlucky after the race was Andreas Fiedler (H&A Racing Team), who dropped out of the race already during the second lap, due to technical problems. Henk De Boer (De Boer Manx) didn’t participate in Sunday’s race because having technical issues as well.

Complete result of race 2 at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017:

Result of race 2 at Brno 2017.

Result of race 2 at Brno 2017.

 

With this race result, Ledermair is back on top of the FORMULA class ranking in total (247 points in total), followed by De Plano (243) and Raghunathan (241). The top trios distances the following drivers with a significant gap: Fourth ranked Armando Mangini has a total of 103 points, Florian Schnitzenbaumer (5.) has now 110 points.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

FORMULA class: Race 1 in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-with-8th-win-of-the-season/

FORMULA class: Qualifying Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-is-fastest-at-qualifying/

FORMULA class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-early-finish-for-ledermair-and-fiedler-de-plano-showing-speed-at-second-free-practice/

FORMULA class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-raghunathan-shows-fastest-lap-during-first-free-practice/

FORMULA class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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10/09/2017

OPEN class: Austrian festival in Brno

OPEN class podium at race 1 in Brno 2017.

It was a well known picture: Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) starting from pole position at race 1 (season race 11) at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (Czechia). Finally the raced turned out as an “Austrian Festival”, since the top positions all were hunted by the Austrians of the start grid. 

While weather conditions turned out well for the race again as during Qualifying, bit cloudy and 23°, technical issues caused struggles for a couple of drivers. Finally the OPEN class race was an Austrian duell between Ingo Gerstl and Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team), while Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) dropped out of the race in already in lap 1 due to technical issues (broken differential).

Two yellow flag phases as well as a safety car lap slowed down the pace of the race, which was clearly dominated by Ingo Gerstl in front of the start grid. The Austrian left no doubt, that he would bring home the sixt win in his seventh season race. He crossed the finish line with a total time of 20:43,264 min, driving his best lap in 1:39,778 min (lap 3). After a couple of super fast laps during practice and Qualifying (1:34,752) Gerstl passed the official track record in Brno only by 0,685 sec. But there are chances for a new track record in Sunday with hopefully less yellow flag and safety car laps.

“It was a troubled race, due to the yellow flags and saftey car laps”, the Top Speed driver stated after the podium ceremony. “I missed Wolfgang Jaksch on track. It’s always much more fun to race with a strong competition on track”, he regret the elemination of the Super Aguri SA06-driver in the beginning of the race. “It would have been a nice grid with Bernd Herndlhofer with his Arrows A22 and Jaksch with the Super Aguri.” For Sunday’s race Gerstl is hoping for “dry weather conditions” and the return of Jaksch in the start grid. The goal for race 2 in Brno is “pushing, pushing, pushing!”.

 

Ingo Gerstl leading the grid on race 1 in Brno 2017.

Ingo Gerstl leading the grid on race 1 in Brno 2017.

 

Bernd Herndlhofer showed a strong performance at his first ever season 2017 race for the BOSS GP. Starting from position 4 of the total start grid he crossed the finish line on position 2 of the total grid after 20:59,421 min, driving his best lap with 1:44,983 min (lap3). “On the whole, the race turned out okay”, Herndlhofer stated after the finish. “Since the beginning of the season, the first season race in Hockenheim, we work on the car.  So there is still a lot of work to do honestly, but for today’s race one can see – it was okay for now. Our main focus laid on keeping the car on track for the whole race, less the tactical or personal skills.”

 

Bernd Herndlhofer racing to P2 at race 1 in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer (in front) racing to P2 at race 1 in Brno 2017.

 

Finishing on P2, Herndlhofer completed a strong Austrian presence of BOSS GP at the “Masaryk Racing Days”, since the first three top positions of the total start grid were covered by Austrian races: Ingo Gerstl on P1, Herndlhofer with P2 and Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport, FORMULA class) on P3 of the total grid.

 

Dropped out of the race: Wolfgang Jaksch with his Super Aguri S06 in Brno 2017.

Dropped out of the race: Wolfgang Jaksch (in front) with his Super Aguri S06 in Brno 2017.

 

The complete results of the Qualifying at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Total time Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1  20:43,264 1:39,778 3 11 194,941
2 21 Bernd Herndlhofer AUT H&A Racing Team Arrows A22 29:59,421 1:44,983 3 16,157 11 185,276
3 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 2:40,351 2:39,831 1 1 121,704

 

In total Ingo Gerstl furthermore leads the total OPEN class ranking with now 150 points, in front of runner up Wolfgang Jaksch with 107 points. Herndlhofer makes a new entrance in the ranking on position 6 with 22 points.

 

Results race 1 Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Results race 1 Brno 2017, OPEN class.

 

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable for Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

OPEN class: Qualifying in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-after-qualifying-gerstl-on-pole-position-followed-by-jaksch/

OPEN class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-leading-again-jaksch-back-on-track-in-brno/

OPEN class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-performes-best-at-first-free-practice-in-brno/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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09/09/2017

FORMULA class: Ledermair with 8th win of the season

Podium race 1 in Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

Well, it was an interesting race for the BOSS GP crews at the heart of Czechian motorsport in Brno on saturday afternoon. Seven out of 12 drivers finished the race properly. Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) made it to the top of the podium, followed by Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) and Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport). 

Already before the start, Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) dropped out of the grid during the warm up lap due to technical issues. So finally a start grid of 14 drivers in total, eleven FORMULA cars, went on the track.

“It was a good start. I managed to stay close to the OPEN class cars, that worked out well”, race winner Johann Ledermair summed up. It was an impressive start for runner up Salvatore De Plano as well, who overtook a couple of cars and made it to position 4 of the total grid (incl. OPEN class) during the first two laps, what means position 2 of the FORMULA grid.

After a spun off the track by Peter Göllner (Speed Center) in lap 6, the safety car had to turn on the track and slowed the grid down for two laps. “That phase seemed a bit like loosing the thread of the race, taking the tension of the race”, Ledermair explained after the race. Goal of the young Austrian was, to attack the OPEN class cars in front of him. But due to another yellow flag phase after a further spin off the track by Göllner his plan didn’t work out as planned, Ledermair admitted. So at the end the Austrian crossed the finishing line on position 3 after 20:59,913 min of the overall grid and as first FORMULA driver of the grid, what meant P1 of his class. At the same time P3 of the overall start grid by Ledermair meant completion of “Austrian festival” in Brno, since the three top positions all were held by Austrian drivers (P1: Ingo Gerstl, P2: Bernd Herndlhofer (both OPEN class)). Ledermair performed his bis lap with 1:45,709 (lap 2).

The Austrian was satisfied with the result of the race: “It was a clear win of the FORMULA class for me, so me and my team are happy with that.” Looking ahead, Ledermair is thinking about the setup of his Dallara GP2: “We continuously work on the setup of the car since the first race of the season. Working with new tyres is a totally new experience for us, so we have to test and improve a lot of things each race. During today’s race we learned some new issues again, so we are not satisfied with the setup by 100% by now and will work on the setup until tomorrow’s race again”, Ledermair gave an insight for the rest of the day of Team Ledermair.

Meanwhile Salvatore De Plano gave a wide smile after crossing the finish line on P2 of the FORMULA class with a total time of 21:15,262 (best lap: 1:48,308 in lap 3). “Fantastico, fantastico!”, the Italian cheered. As a matter of fact the driver of team MM International Intersport made a huge jump from start position 8 to position 4 at the end of the race. Struggling with some issues De Plano wasn’t really happy with the performance of the Qualifying, but explained: “I don’t know exactly, what the problem was. The car was perfect, but I don’t know why – the car was suddenly slowly at the middle of the corner.” Things worked out much better at the race, so De Plano was happy with the performance during the race. “Thanks to my team, we did a great job”, he said after the race, looking forward to Sunday’s race in Brno. “I will push immediately from the start”, is the plan of the overall ranked third of the FORMULA class. “I’m looking forward for a strong competition again, that’s always much more fun to race. So it will be great with Florian Schnitzenbaumer on track again”, De Plano explained.

The Top trio of the FORMULA class was completed by young Indian Mahaveer Raghunathan on P3, who crossed the finish line after 21:16,339 (best lap: 1:49,025 in lap 1).

 

Race 1 in Brno 2017.

Salvatore De Plano (r.) and Mahaveer Raghunathan (l.) on track during race 1 in Brno 2017.

 

Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsports, 21:18,737), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition, 21:32,689), Christian Eicke (Speed Center, 21:33,327) and Henk De Boer (De Boer Manx, 22:04,282) followed on positions 4 to 7 of season race 11.

In total five cars dropped out of grid and race. Besides Schnitzenbaumer Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport) returned to the box in lap 5 due to technical issues. Technical issues as well stopped local hero Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing) one lap later. Peter Göllner and Andreas Fiedler (H&A Racing) dropped out due to technical issues in lap 7. Since BOSS GP rules require a completion of 75% of the laps of the race winner, none of the dropped out drivers drove the necessary eight laps for classification. Nevertheless drivers look forward to Sunday’s race (start: 12:10 p.m.), to hunt for championship points again.

The overall results of race 1 of FORMULA class at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Total time Fastest lap (min) In Gap (s) Laps km/h
1 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2 20:59,913 1:45,709 2 11 184,003
2  999 Salvatore De Plano  ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 21:15,262 1:48,308 3 15,349 11 179,588
3 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Dallara Lola 21:16,339 1:49,025 1 16,426 11 178,407
4  323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 21:18,737 1:50,404 9 18,824 11 176,178
5 505 Walter Steding GER Inter Europol Competition Dallara GP2 21:32,689 1:53,087 10 32,776 11 171,999
6 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 21:33,327 1:53,325 10 33,414 11 171,637
7 136 Henk de Boer NED De Boer Manx Dallara GP2 22:04,282 1:53,155 1 1:04,369 11 171,895
8 321 Andreas Fiedler GER H&A Racing Dallara GP2 13:53,190 1:49,748 3 4 177,231
9 101 Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 21:05,640 1:51,976 2 4 173,705
10 222  Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Team Dallara GP2 12:29,943 1:56,092 2 5 167,546
11 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport World Series by Nissan 9:53,378 1:52,501 3 6 172,894
12 888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer GER Top Speed Dallara GP2

 

Results race 1 Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

Results race 1 Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

 

So in total it’s the trio of Raghunathan (233 points in total), Ledermair (222) and De Plano (221), who lead the FORMULA field of the BOSS GP after season race 11. It can be assumed, that Ledermair will show strong attack on season race 12 this Sunday, to fight back for the Top 1 position of his class in total.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

FORMULA class: Qualifying Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-is-fastest-at-qualifying/

FORMULA class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-early-finish-for-ledermair-and-fiedler-de-plano-showing-speed-at-second-free-practice/

FORMULA class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-raghunathan-shows-fastest-lap-during-first-free-practice/

FORMULA class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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09/09/2017

OPEN class: After Qualifying Gerstl on pole position, followed by Jaksch

Ingo Gerstl on track in Brno 2017 during Qualifying.

It was a well known picture: Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) set the pace also at the “Masaryk Racing Days”. The Austrian performed the fastest lap of the grid and will start from pole position at first race of the weekend in Brno on afternoon. Gerstl was followed by Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team). 

Weather conditions for drivers and teams turned out well: bit cloudy and 22° at the track in southeast Czechia. The six fastest drivers after practice sessions on Friday started first on the 5,403 km long track in Brno into the Qualifying and owned the circuit for a total of eight minutes.

Read more about the free practices on Friday:

1st free practice of OPEN class in Brno 2017

2nd free practice of OPEN class in Brno 2017

As on Friday the pace of current leader of the OPEN class Ingo Gerstl was super fast. Driving his best lap in impressing 1:34,752 min in lap 1, there is a good chance for the Austrian to set up a new official track record in Brno. Current record is 1:39,093 min, set up by Gerstl himself before (note: official track records only count during races). Gerstl will start from pole position at season race 11 in Brno on afternoon (start: 3:00 p.m.).

The Austrian was followed by Wolfgang Jaksch, who performed his best lap in 1:41,986 in lap1, showing a significant gap to leader Gerstl with his Super Aguri SA06. Nevertheless the German finished the Qualifying as second fastest driver of the whole grid and will start from position 2 onto the track at afternoon.

Third OPEN class driver in Brno, Bernd Herndlhofer, went for just one lap onto the track. With a time of 1:42,581 the Austrian will start from position 4 of the overall start grid at the race in the afternoon.

 

Bernd Herndlhofer during Qualifying on track in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer during Qualifying on track in Brno 2017.

 

The complete results of the Qualifying at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 1:34,752 1 3 205,281
2 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 F1 1:41,986 1  7,234 4 190,720
3 21 Bernd Herndlhofer AUT H&A Racing Team Arrows A22 1:42,581 1 7,829 2 189,614

Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together at the race, the whole start grid of 15 drivers will start into the race on afternoon. The phalanx of the OPEN class drivers on top is hit by by Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) as fastest FORMULA driver, who will start from position 3, in front of OPEN class driver Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team) on position 4.

 

Result Qualifying Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Result Qualifying Brno 2017, OPEN class.

 

This is the starting grid for race 1 at the “Masaryk Racing Days”  in Brno 2017:

Start grid race 1 in Brno 2017.

Start grid race 1 in Brno 2017.

MORE:

Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable for Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

FORMULA class: Qualifying in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-ledermair-is-fastest-at-qualifying/

OPEN class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-leading-again-jaksch-back-on-track-in-brno/

OPEN class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-performes-best-at-first-free-practice-in-brno/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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09/09/2017

FORMULA class: Ledermair is fastest at Qualifying

Johann Ledermair during Qualifying in Brno 2017.

A start grid of twelve drivers is racing the FORMULA class at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (CZ) for season races 11 and 12. Almost all of the “usual suspects” are ranked on the top positions of the FORMULA grid after Qualifying.

Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport), currently on position 3 of Championship ranking is obviously aiming for getting back to the top position of his class. At Qualifying in Brno he performed the fastest lap of the FORMULA drivers with 1:42,540 min instantly in first lap with his Dallara GP2, significantly improving his best lap time from the free practice session (1:47,561).

Ledermair was followed by Mahaveer Raghunathan (MM International Motorsport, Dallara GP2), who performed his best lap in lap 2 with 1:44,829 (gap: 2,289 sec). A real close gap of only 0,56 sec behind Raghunathan, Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) was finishing his best lap at in 1:45,388 with his Dallara GP2..

So it’s the trio of Ledermair, Raghunathan and Schnitzenbaumer, who lead the FORMULA field of the BOSS GP after Qualifying and will start from positions 3, 5 and 6 of the overall start grid. Surprisingly Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport), who showed strong and increasing performances during the last races and always taking a spot at the Top 3 trio, finished Qualifying this time on position five (1:46,502), with teammate Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport) in front of him ranked fourth of the FORMULA class at Qualifying with his best lap in 1:45,743.

 

Qualifying in Brno 2017.

Salvatore De Plano (l.) and Andreas Fiedler (r.) during Qualifying in Brno 2017.

 

On next positions followed Henk de Boer (De Boer Manx), Andreas Fiedler (H&A Racing), Peter Göllner (Speed Center), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition), Christian Eicke (Speed Center), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport) and Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing).

It was Göllner, who caused two red flag phases during Qualifying, when he spun off the track twice. Nevertheless the Swiss managed to bring home a good personal lap record, which finally brought him position 11 on the start grid for the race on afternoon (start: 3:00 p.m.).

The overall results of Qualifying of FORMULA class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap (s) Laps km/h
1 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2  1:42,540 1 4 189,690
2 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Dallara Lola 1:44,829 2 2,289 4 185,548
3 888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer GER Top Speed Dallara GP2 1:45,388 3 2,848 4 184,564
4  323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:45,743 6 3,203 6 183,944
5  999 Salvatore De Plano  ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:46,502 3 3,962 7 182,633
6 136 Henk de Boer NED De Boer Manx Dallara GP2 1:48,187 3 5,647 4 179,789
7 321 Andreas Fiedler GER H&A Racing Dallara GP2 1:48,627 1 6,087 7 179,060
8 101 Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:48,954 2 6,414 6 178,523
9 505 Walter Steding GER Inter Europol Competition Dallara GP2 1:49,237 1 6,697 2 178,061
10 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:49,748 6 7,208 8 177,231
11 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport World Series by Nissan 1:51,401 1 8,861 2 174,602
12 222  Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Team Dallara GP2 1:52,067 3 9,527 4 173,564

 

Since OPEN and FORMULA class have different classifications, but drive together at the race, the whole start grid of 15 drivers will start into the race on afternoon. Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed, OPEN class) once more this season owns the pole position. Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) as fastest FORMULA driver will start from position 3, still in front of OPEN class driver Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing Team) on position 4.

 

Result Qualifying Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

Result Qualifying Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

 

This is the complete start grid for race 1 at the “Masaryk Racing Days”  in Brno 2017:

Start grid race 1 in Brno 2017.

Start grid race 1 in Brno 2017.

 

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Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

OPEN class: Qualifying in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-after-qualifying-gerstl-on-pole-position-followed-by-jaksch/

FORMULA class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-early-finish-for-ledermair-and-fiedler-de-plano-showing-speed-at-second-free-practice/

FORMULA class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-raghunathan-shows-fastest-lap-during-first-free-practice/

FORMULA class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

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09/09/2017

OPEN class: Gerstl leading again, Jaksch back on track in Brno

Second free practice in Brno 2017.

After just watching the first free practice, but not racing himself, Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) tested the track in Brno during the second free practice on Friday afternoon. Nevertheless Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) performed quite a huge lead with his Toro Rosso STR1 in front of Jaksch with his Super Aguri.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Also at the second free practice just two OPEN class driver tested the track. Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) showed again a strong performance and some really fast laps. Wolfgang Jaksch followed the Austria with a couple of minutes gap between both of them. Meanwhile Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) didn’t practice. Weather conditions in Brno were continously great: 22°, sunny and dry.

Again a red flag phase slowed drivers down after the first couple of legs, when Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) and Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing) of the FORMULA class both spun off the track with their Dallara GP2. After the break Gerstl confirmed his great shape and performed his best lap in 1:38,233 min. Wolfgang Jaksch drove his fastest time in lap 3 with 1:45,833, testing the Brno circuit for a total of five laps.

Wolfgang Jaksch during second free practice in Brno 2017.

Wolfgang Jaksch during second free practice in Brno 2017.

 

Bernd Herndlhofer didn’t practice at the this session with his Arrows A22 at all.

Results of second free practice of OPEN class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 1:38,233 6 7 198,007
2 26 Wolfgang Jaksch GER F Xtreme Racing Team Super Aguri SA06 1:45,833 3 7,600 5 183,788

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Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable for Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

FORMULA class: Second free practice in Brno 2017:

OPEN class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-performes-best-at-first-free-practice-in-brno/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

Results of second free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Results of second free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

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08/09/2017

FORMULA class: Early finish for Ledermair and Fiedler, De Plano showing speed at second free practice

Second free practice in Brno 2017.

After a smooth first free practice in the morning the second free practice session went quite well again. With the exception of Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport), who spun off the track after a couple of laps, all drivers drove some nice laps.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the second practice session as well. As in first free practice, Austrian Johann Ledermair was the first driver on track. All 12 FORMULA drivers followed the Austrian on track. Weather conditions in Brno were continously great: 22°, sunny and dry.

A couple of laps was done, when a the red flag slowed drivers down. It was an early finish of the practice session for Johann Ledermair , who had spun off the track with his Dallara GP2. Also Andreas Fiedler (H&A Racing) had to finish the practice early after turning on the track with his Dallara GP2.

Andreas Fiedler on track in Brno 2017.

Andreas Fiedler on track in Brno 2017.

After drivers went back on track, the further practice run smoothly and without any further crashes. Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) confirmed his great shape once more and performed the fastest lap of the FORMULA grid with 1:46,941 min in his Lola Auto GP. Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport) showed a strong performance with his Dallara GP2 as well, with his fastest lap in 1:48,102. Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport) followed with a 1:48,193, having a more than close gap to his teammate De Plano of of only 0,092 seconds.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed, 1:50,248), Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing, 1:51,817), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport, 1:52,858), Peter Göllner (H&A Racing, 1:52,864), Henk de Boer (De Boer Manx, 1:54,313), Christian Eicke (Speed Center, 1:54,441), Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition, 1:54,909) and Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team, 1:56,606) completed the grid.

Mahaveer Raghunathan on track in Brno 2017 during second free practice.

Mahaveer Raghunathan on track in Brno 2017 during second free practice.

Results of second free practice of FORMULA class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap (s) Laps km/h
1 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Dallara Lola 1:46,941 2 8 181,883
2  999  Salvatore De Plano  ITA MM International Motorsport  Dallara GP2 1:48,102 1 1,161 10 179,930
 3  323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:48,193 4 1,252 5 179,779
4 888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer GER Top Speed Dallara GP2 1:50,248 3 3,307 5 176,428
5 321 Andreas Fiedler GER Fiedler Racing Dallara GP2 1:51,817 1 4,876 1 173,952
 6 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport World Series by Nissan 1:52,858 5 5,917 6 172,348
 7 101  Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:52,858 5 5,923 6 172,338
8 136  Henk de Boer NED De Boer Manx Dallara GP2 1:54,313 9 7,372  11 170,154
9 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:54,441 6 7,500 10 169,964
10 505 Walter Steding GER Inter Europol Competition Dallara GP2 1:54,909 10 7,968 11 169,271
11 222  Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Team Dallara GP2 1:56,606 7 9,665 8 169,271
12 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2

 

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Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

Timetable Brno 2017: bossgp.com/timetable-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz/

OPEN class: Second free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-leading-again-jaksch-back-on-track-in-brno/

FORMULA class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-raghunathan-shows-fastest-lap-during-first-free-practice/

FORMULA class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

Results second free practice in Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

Results second free practice in Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

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08/09/2017

OPEN class: Gerstl performes best at first free practice in Brno

Ingo Gerstl on track in Brno 2017 during first free practice.

Three drivers had registered for the BOSS GP OPEN class at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (CZ). Season races 10 and 11 will take place at the circuit in the southeast of Czechia. The first free practice was scheduled on Friday morning (7th of September) at 11:00 a.m. It was a smooth practice session under best conditions.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Just two OPEN class driver tested their cars on the track. Ingo Gerstl (Top Speed) showed a strong performance and a really fast best lap on the Czechian track. Bernd Herndlhofer (H&A Racing) debuted in the 2017 season – for the first time he went on track this years at the BOSS GP. Wolfgang Jaksch (F Xtreme Racing Team) didn’t participate on the 25 minutes lasting practices session due to technical issues. Nevertheless –  weather conditions in Brno are great: 17°, sunny and dry.

One red flag phase slowed drivers down after the first couple of legs, when local hero Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team) of FORMULA class spun off the track with her Dallara GP2. But finally drivers tested the circuit and reigning champion and current leader of the OPEN class, Austrian Ingo Gerstl, outperformed with his Toro Rosso STR1 on the Brno circuit. With his best lap in 1:37.072 min in his first lap on track he beat the BOSS GP track record in Brno (1:39,093 min), which he actually had performed himself. Since official track records are only counted during Races, the current track record will remain. But maybe Gerstl is performing more fast laps this race weekend?

Bernd Herndlhofer on track in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer on track in Brno 2017.

Bernd Herndlhofer as well showed a strong performance at his season debut for the BOSS GP. For the first time this year the Austrian went on track with his Arrows A22 at the free practice.

It can be assumed, that the currently overall second ranked driver of the OPEN class, Wolfgang Jaksch, will be on track in the afternoon at the second free practice.

 

Results of first free practice of OPEN class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap Laps km/h
1 1 Ingo Gerstl AUT Top Speed Toro Rosso STR1 F1 1:37,072 1 3 200,375
2 21 Bernd Herndlhofer AUT H&A Racing Arrows A22 1:43,566 7  6,494 9 187,811

 

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Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

FORMULA class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-raghunathan-shows-fastest-lap-during-first-free-practice/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

Results first free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

Results first free practice in Brno 2017, OPEN class.

08/09/2017

FORMULA class: Raghunathan shows fastest lap during first free practice

Mahaveer Raghunathan raced fastest lap time during first free practice of the race weekend in Brno 2017.

12 drivers had registered for the BOSS GP FORMULA class at the “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno (CZ). Season races 10 and 11 will take place at the circuit in the southeast of Czechia. The first free practice was scheduled on Friday morning (7th of September) at 11:00 a.m. It was a smooth practice session under best conditions.

Both BOSS GP classes – OPEN and FORMULA class – went on track together for the practice session. Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) went on track first. With the exception of Walter Steding (Inter Europol Competition), due to technical issues, all other FORMULA drivers followed the Austrian on track. Weather conditions in Brno are great: 17°, sunny and dry.

One red flag phase slowed drivers down after a couple of legs, when local hero Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team) spun off the track with her Dallara GP2. But finally drivers tested the circuit with Mahaveer Raghunathan (PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport) finally racing the fastest lap of the FORMULA grid on the 5.403 km long track with an 1:44,907 min with his Lola Auto GP.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer back on track in Brno 2017.

Florian Schnitzenbaumer back on track in Brno 2017.

Raghunathan, staying seven laps on track, was followed by Florian Schnitzenbaumer (Top Speed) with a best lap time in 1:45,855 min. The German is back on track after not racing the races in Zolder (July) and Assen (August) and was showing a good performance during his nine laps on track during first free practice in Brno. Johann Ledermair (Ledermair Motorsport) completed the trio of the fastest FORMULA drivers at the practice session with a best lap time of 1:47,561.

Johann Ledermair finished first free practice as third fastest driver in Brno 2017.

Johann Ledermair finished first free practice as third fastest driver in Brno 2017.

Andreas Fiedler (Fiedler Racing), Peter Göllner (Speed Center), Henk de Boer (De Boer Manx), Karl-Heinz Becker (Becker Motorsport), Christian Eicke (Speed Center) and Veronika Cicha (H&A Racing Team) completed the grid with their best lap times. Since time transponders of currently overall ranked second of the FORMULA class, Salvatore De Plano (MM International Motorsport), as well as Armando Mangini (MM International Motorsport), ranked fourth at the overall standings, didn’t work properly, results are not completed.

It can be assumed, that Walter Steding, not taking part in the first free practice session, will be on track for the second free practice, which starts at 4:00 p.m. and will run 25 minutes.

Results of first free practice of FORMULA class at “Masaryk Racing Days”:

Position No. Name Nat. Team Car Fastest lap (min) In Gap (s) Laps km/h
1 115 Mahaveer Raghunathan IND PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport Dallara Lola 1:44,907 5 7 185,410
2 888 Florian Schnitzenbaumer GER Top Speed Dallara GP2 1:45,855 5 0,948 9 183,749
3 444 Johann Ledermair AUT Ledermair Motorsport Dallara GP2 1:47,561 3 2,654 3 180,835
4 321 Andreas Fiedler GER Fiedler Racing Dallara GP2 1:49,586 1 4,679 3 177,493
 5 101  Peter Göllner SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:50,574 6  5,667 8 175,908
 6 136  Henk de Boer NED De Boer Manx Dallara GP2  1:52,078  1  7,171  3  173,547
 7 411 Karl-Heinz Becker GER Becker Motorsport World Series by Nissan  1:52,299 8  7,392 8  173,205
 8 555 Christian Eicke SUI Speed Center Dallara GP2 1:53,457 6  8,550 8 171,438
 9 222  Veronika Cicha CZ H&A Racing Team Dallara GP2 2:03,657 2  18,750 2 157,296
 10  323 Armando Mangini ITA MM International Motorsport Dallara GP2
 11  999  Salvatore De Plano  ITA MM International Motorsport  Dallara GP2

 

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Picture gallery of Brno 2017: bossgp.com/gallery/brno-masaryk-racing-days-2/

OPEN class: First free practice in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-gerstl-performes-best-at-first-free-practice-in-brno/

FORMULA class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/formula-class-start-list-for-the-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

OPEN class: Start list at “Masaryk Racing Days” in Brno 2017: bossgp.com/open-class-start-list-for-masaryk-racing-days-in-brno-cz-is-set/

Standings of season 2017: bossgp.com/standings

Results first free practice Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

Results first free practice Brno 2017, FORMULA class.

08/09/2017