The Big Open Single Seaters are going to rock the Ardennes: Ten-cylinder Formula 1 will return to Spa-Francorchamps on August 1-2.
The fastest racing series in Europe returns to Spa and its famous surroundings: Eau Rouge, Blanchimont and Stavelot. On August 1 and 2, the BOSS GP Racing Series will visit the legendary 7-kilometer Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – after a nine-year break!
The wishes of the drivers and teams as well as the circumstances of the last months have finally made a comeback possible. Among others, Ingo Gerstl’s Toro Rosso STR1, Riccardo Ponzio’s Jaguar R3, Ulf Ehninger’s 1997 Benetton as well as numerous GP2 cars will be seen at the event.
Plenty of track time
Similar to the season opener in Imola three weeks ago, this is also a two-day event. The schedule with almost three hours of driving time is accordingly compact: On Saturday, two practice sessions will be held, followed by qualifications on Sunday and, as usual, two races.
In addition to the Formula 1 and Formula 2 racing cars from the last eras, the German Touring Car Masters and the new GT support series “DTM Trophy” will be competing at Spa.
Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to visit the race site due to the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions. Nevertheless, fans of the BOSS GP Racing Series can still get a piece of the action: in front of the TV, computer, or smartphone – all thanks to the free livestream on www.bossgp.com/livestream, YouTube or Facebook.
The Sunday programme with the qualifications session as well as both races will be streamed. The broadcast will start ten minutes before each session.
Simone Marmorini, BOSS GP Event Coordinator: “At Imola we were one of the first race series to prove that motorsport is possible even under the current conditions. Drivers and teams are extremely happy to be back on the racetrack. With the event in Spa we offer our participants a rare and incomparable opportunity to race on a legendary and challenging Formula 1 circuit. Together with our partner DTM, we enable our fans to at least see the action and hear the sound on our livestream.”
Timetable BOSS GP Racing Series „DTM Spa“:
Saturday, 1 August 2020
11:30–11:55 Free Practice 1
16:00–16:35 Free Practice 2
Sunday, 2 August 2020
12:05–12:25 Race 1 (20 minutes race distance)
16:05–16:30 Race 2 (25 minutes race distance)
What is the BOSS GP Racing Series?
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 is unique in the world of motorsports.
More on www.bossgp.com
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