BOSS GP races 3 and 4 at Pirelli Masters Red Bull Ring

BOSS GP races 3 and 4 at Pirelli Masters Red Bull Ring

26.05.2019: That’s music for the ears A four-drivers battle for victory, a deciding spin in the last corner and an Austrian winner – BOSS GP offered racing action at its best in the Alps. - Ingo Gerstl from Salzburg wins from last posit

That’s music for the ears




A four-drivers battle for victory, a deciding spin in the last corner and an Austrian winner – BOSS GP offered racing action at its best in the Alps.



-    Ingo Gerstl from Salzburg wins from last position one on the grid

-    Unique experience for fans with BOSS GP, DMV GT Cup and KTM X-Bow Battle

-    Next BOSS GP race in three weeks in Monza




Europe's fastest racing series brought the old V8 and V10 sounds of Formula 1 and Formula 2 back to Spielberg. Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center) was the glowing winner of the first race of the weekend. The rookie won a BOSS Grand Prix for the first time at only his third BOSS GP start, taking the championship lead in the Formula 2 car class.



The 30-year-old shoe entrepreneur was sovereign right from the start. As the first chaser of the long-time leader Phil Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom) his moment came when Stratford slowed down with gearbox problems. Stratford finished fifth overall and thus as the winner of the big OPEN class. With second place in the OPEN class, Ulf Ehninger (DEU, ESBA Racing) was happy about his very first podium.




Incredible catch-up by Gerstl



In the second race of the weekend record champion Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) had to start from last place like on Friday in the first race. But that didn't stop the Austrian from winning his home race in the Toro Rosso STR1 ten-cylinder car. Gerstl continuously pushed forwards and overtook the naturally slower Formula 2 cars without much risk. Gerstl crossed the finish line just 0.4 seconds ahead of Stratford in the 1997 Benetton. "I've rarely experienced such a race”, said the Austrian after the race.




Bracalente with luck



Behind Gerstl and Stratford, the fight for victory in the FORMULA class began: Bracalente had to defend against Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) repeatedly. On several occasions Ghiotto tried to get past Bracalente, but it took him the very last lap to make it.



Ghiotto defended the class lead, but only up to 200 metres before the finish. In the last corner he spun on the slippery track and Bracalente slipped through again – this race couldn’t have ended much more dramatically.






World musicians hand over trophies



The trophies at the ceremony were presented by guitarist Robby Musenbichler and bassist Willi Langer. The two famous Austrian musicians already played with Tina Turner, Rainhard Fendrich, Johnny Logan, OPUS and many more. For both it was the first visit to the BOSS GP – unanimous conclusion: "That's really awesome!”

 

The next race in the 25th season for BOSS GP is scheduled in three weeks (14 to 16 June 2019) on Italy's "fastest motorway": the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.






Keke Platzer- photos  Michael Jurtin

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