On September 11, 2016 Christopher Brenier secured enough points to win the BOSS GP Formula Class Championship with his Panoz/Élan DP09 Superleague in the penultimate round of the series at the Masaryk Circuit in Brno, Czech Republic. Brenier went on to pick up the trophy at the final round in Imola, Italy with a 36-point lead over second-placed Luis Michael Dorrbecker driving a Lola B05/52.
“The meeting at Brno was stressful as we struggled to find the right setup,” said Brenier. “Starting from the back of the grid in the second race, I pushed hard all race long to catch the third position, and the points to secure the title. I’m proud to add my small contribution to the Panoz/Élan Motorsport winning history.”
The BOSS GP series, authorized by the FIA, is for Big Open Single Seaters from international single-seater categories both past and present. The Formula Class in which Brenier competes mainly consists of GP2, World Series by Renault and the Superleague Formula cars who compete for individual race podium positions in 12 races around Europe as well as points for the Championship.
Brenier, based in France, competes as part of Team Easy Formula alongside his father Gilles Brenier who also drives a Panoz/Élan DP09 Superleague Formula. Gilles finished fourth in this year’s Championship making it a double top-five finish for the father-son team. This marks Team Easy Formula’s second year competing in the BOSS GP series, showing an impressive climb from the fifth and 11th place finish in 2015 by Christopher and Gilles respectively in their Panoz/Élan DP09 Superleague cars.
For a video to watch Christopher and Gilles Brenier in action with their Panoz/Élan DP09 Superleague cars at Brno, click here.