The weekend of 9–11 September marks the start of the second half of the season for the BOSS GP Racing Series. After six races in Hockenheim, Spielberg and Le Castellet, six more races are scheduled in the next nine weeks in Brno, Mugello and Misano. Before the season ends in Italy, the unique mix of Big Open single-seaters in the Formula 1, Formula 2, World Series by Renault & Co. categories will head to Brno. With a track length of 5.403 kilometres, the former MotoGP circuit is also the second longest circuit of the year after Circuit Paul Ricard (5.8 km long). Fast and fluid corners alternate with a technically demanding section. Engine power is also a decisive factor because the Czech rollercoaster goes steeply uphill in the last third of the track. Here you not only see what the cars are capable of, but also which driver can control his vehicle best.
Lotus F1 premiere
In the BOSS GP F1 Class, that is the classification for Formula 1 cars, four cars have been entered. Among them are three Toro Rossos, including the STR1 of championship leader Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed), who has won all races so far this season. In Sebastien Vettel’s premiere winning car, the Toro Rosso STR3 with a Ferrari engine, Thomas Jackermeier (GER, Top Speed) wants to break this streak in Brno. Racing fans can especially look forward to a rare piece of motorsport history in the form of the green and yellow Lotus T127. The Formula 1 car from 2010 is equipped with a Cosworth V8 engine and will be entered by Team Top Speed. The ex-car of Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen is driven by Austrian Thomas Jakoubek.
In the BOSS GP OPEN Class Harald Schlegelmilch (LVA, HS Engineering) will start in a modified Dallara WSbR. The former professional Formula 3 driver will try to chase the Formula 1 cars from the leading starting group with fast lap times.
Fight for the FORMULA title open again
In the absence of championship leader Zdenek Chovanec Lopez (PRT), FORMULA title defender Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) is aiming for his first win of the season. In the battle for the championship, however, Ghiotto’s compatriot Simone Colombo (MM International) could put himself in the best starting position. After three events, he is only twelve points behind Chovanec-Lopez, but already 35 ahead of Marco Ghiotto. Salvatore de Plano (ITA, MM International), who has won races with a GP2 in the past, has also been named. After a longer break from racing, he also wants to have a say in the fight for the podium.
In the BOSS GP SUPER LIGHTS, Alexander Geier (Geier Racing) in an older 2003 Tatuus-Renault and Andreas Hasler (Hasler Motorsport) will continue their inner-Austrian duel in the six-cylinder car class.
Czech Republic’s biggest circuit event
The first race will start on Saturday at 2.00 p.m., the second on Sunday at 12:50 p.m. In addition to the headliner BOSS GP, other racing series will round off the programme from Friday to Sunday, including Drexler Formula Cup, ESET V4 Cup with the TCR Eastern Europe and Renault Clio Cup Bohemia and historic racing classes (HAIGO). Children under 12 are admitted free of charge, day tickets are available for 13 euros, weekend tickets cost 17 euros. Parking at the open grandstands is free of charge. All tickets can be purchased at the box office on site.
Timetable (CEST) BOSS GP Racing Series Masaryk Racing Days Brno 2022:
Friday, September 9th
12:35–13:05 Free Practice 1
15:35–16:05 Free Practice 2
Saturday, September 10th
14:00–14:30 Race 1
Sunday, September 11th
12:50–13:30 Race 2
Top-3 in standings after 3 of 6 events:
BOSS GP F1: 1st Ingo Gerstl (150 points), 2nd Ulf Ehninger (116), 3rd Thomas Jackermeier (44)
BOSS GP OPEN: 1st Harald Schlegelmilch (150), 2nd Anton Werner (44)
BOSS GP FORMULA: 1st Zdenek Chovanec-Lopez (147), 2nd Simone Colombo (135), 3rd Marco Ghiotto (100)
BOSS GP SUPER LIGHTS: 1st Andreas Hasler (119), 2nd Alexander Geier (50)
Next BOSS GP Racing Series Race Dates 2022:
9–11 September Masaryk Racing Days Brno (Czech Republic)
14–16 October Forza Fanatec Mugello (Italy)
4–6 November Pirelli Grande Finale Misano (Italy)
What is BOSS GP?
Nowhere else can racing cars of the highest categories still be seen fulfilling their original purpose: racing. “BOSS” stands for Big Open Single Seater, which means: Only the large and powerful formula racing cars of recent years are allowed here. In addition to the Formula 1 cars of the past 20 years, the FIA-certified BOSS GP series is also open to Formula 2, IndyCar, World Series by Renault and A1 GP, among others. All together they offer action-packed, fast and powerful racing at its finest, which in this form is unique in the world of motorsports.
More on www.bossgp.com
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