BOSS GP finished off the season on October 9th at the Italian Imola track.
The Championship was already decided at the previous round in Brno, so we didn’t see the Champion Ingo Gerstl at the start. Instead it gave some opportunities for the other regular drivers to steal some attention.
Or so they thought…
There was several new drivers in the field this time. One of them was former Formula 1 driver Tarso Marques, who was competing in a Benetton B197. He was totally dominant in the practice, qualifying and race 1. Race 1 was run at a wet track that, that made it difficult for the powerful cars. Second position in the Open category was Peter Milavec in his Panoz DP01 – Champcar ahead of Frits Van Eerd in his Minardi PS04B – F1.
In the Formula klassen we saw Luis Michael Dorrbecker in a Lola – B05/52 being victorious ahead of Chris Höher in a Dallara – GP2 and Mahaveer Raghunathan in a Lola – B05/52.
The track was completely dry when race 2 was run – and here we saw something very unusual. Luis Michael Dorrbecker in a Lola – B05/52 won the race even though he is competing in the Formula category. He showed Frits Van Eerd in his Minardi PS04B – F1 to 2nd position. Tarso Marques finished 2nd in the Open category ahead of Peter Milavec in a Panoz DP01 – Champcar.
Phil Stratford in a Dallara – GP2 finished 2nd in the Formula category while the debutant Philipp Sager in a Lola – B05/52 finished 3rd.
The results from the weekend means that Ingo Gerstl is Champion in the Open category ahead of Peter Milavec and Frits Van Eerd, while the Champion in the Formula category is Christopher Brenier ahead of Luis Michael Dorrbecker and Salvatore De Plano.
Now it’s winter break for BOSS GP. Several of the drivers have already announced that they have bought some new cars, so it will be very interesting to see which models will be on the grid next year.