BOSS GP races grande finale in Imola

BOSS GP races grande finale in Imola

13.10.2019: Europe's fastest racing series excited on the return to Imola with V8 and V10 sound and speeds beyond 300 km/h. - Double victory for Bracalente - FORMULA title to Marco Ghiotto

Europe's fastest racing series excited on the return to Imola with V8 and V10 sound and speeds beyond 300 km/h.



-    Double victory for Bracalente

-    FORMULA title to Marco Ghiotto

-    Gerstl’s Toro Rosso with home win



The final decision for the championship title in the FORMULA class was made in the twelfth and last BOSS GP race of 2019. Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) went into the race weekend with better chances. After Alessandro Bracalente's (ITA, Speed Center) victory in Saturday's race his lead reduced from 15 to 12 points. This means: Ghiotto had to be at least sixth in the final 25-minutes race if Bracalente scores another victory in Sunday's race.



Ghiotto already had a shock moment at the start of the warm-up lap when his red GP2 Dallara did not come off the spot. Lucky for Ghiotto: Because a second car also stopped, Ghiotto could line up again in the second row of the grid for the rolling start. The Scuderia Palladio was able to breathe a short sigh of relief. With second place he was fully on target for the title.



Duel between two outstanding drivers


And it remained like that. Bracalente won the last race of the season and ended the year with an incredible result for a rookie: 5 victories, 10 podium places and only two retirements. In the end, one too many to defeat his fellow countryman Ghiotto, who also has a great score: 9 podium finishes and 2 victories, but only one DNF.



After six exciting race weekends in Hockenheim, Spielberg, Monza, Assen, Brno and Imola, the new FORMULA champion Ghiotto and his opponent Bracalente finally separated by only nine points.



Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) saved third place in the overall standings with a broken gearbox. Fourth in the championship came Philippe Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center). Fifth Luca Martucci (ITA, MM International), who was able to finish the season with a double podium finish in front of his home crowd in Imola.





Toro Rosso homecoming

 

OPEN champion Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed) once again put the pedal to the medal and won the last two races of the season. His 2006 Toro Rosso, the team's first, was built in Faenza just a few kilometres from the Imola circuit. Second in the OPEN class and runner-up became "Piter" (FRA, Ray-Ban), whose team managed to repair a big oil leak right before the start of race


Next year BOSS GP will have its 26th season. The 2020 schedule with some surprises will be presented soon. Prior to this, the BOSS GP annual victory ceremony will take place at the beginning of December in Salzburg. 


Quote Marco Ghiotto: "At the start of the last race my temperature was higher than the engine temperature. But then I came down and could drive my speed. I knew that I didn't have to overtake Bracalente. It's fantastic that it worked out with the title."



Short portrait Marco Ghiotto (BOSS GP FORMULA champion 2019):

from Vicenza (Italy)

Motorsport since 1989 (with interruptions)
In the 1990s 7-time North Italian Karting Champion
1995 Vice-Champion European Karting Championship
Later racing in sports prototype racing, first BOSS GP race in 2011


The final championship results are now available on www.bossgp.com/standings





Keke Platzer- Michael Kavena photos




         

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13.10.2019 / MaP

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