Brno: Team Great Britain Friday report

Kerr posts top-five for A1 Team GBR in Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic (October 06, 2006) -- A1 Team Great Britain rounded out the top-five today in Friday practice ahead of the second round of the 2006-07 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport,...

Kerr posts top-five for A1 Team GBR in Czech Republic

Brno, Czech Republic (October 06, 2006) -- A1 Team Great Britain rounded out the top-five today in Friday practice ahead of the second round of the 2006-07 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, hosted at the Auto Motodrom, Brno in the Czech Republic, Sunday 8th October.

Returning to the British entry having scored seven podiums for the team in last season's inaugural A1GP championship, Robbie Kerr (27) recorded just nine laps in this afternoon's official practice session thanks to a mechanical issue curtailing his outing earlier than planned. Despite this, Kerr finished the session fifth fastest to mark a competitive first day of running in Brno for A1 Team GBR.

Having clinched the runner-up spot in the British Formula Three Championship last weekend at Thruxton, scoring three wins from 11 podiums in his rookie season, Cambridgeshire's Oliver Jarvis (22) continued to impress for the British squad in the Friday A1GP rookie-only session.

Charged with learning the 3.36-mile Brno circuit while working towards a competitive set-up for the weekend, Oliver was a front-runner throughout this afternoon's earlier rookie outing. Parked at the top of the timesheets for the majority of the second 25-minute session, Jarvis was deposed in the end by A1 Team France's Loic Duval running a fresher set of Cooper tyres.

Robbie Kerr:
"It's great to be back driving the A1GP car. We had the same problem Darren (Manning) had last week in this session with a sticking throttle. Zytek are going to take a look at it and work on a solution. We set some fairly competitive lap times but in the end of the day you always want to learn more about the set-up and how it's working and we couldn't do that. We just have to study the laps that we did do today even harder prior to tomorrow's qualifying run."

Oliver Jarvis:
"Well again I had to do some work for the team to kick off the session but that's all part of my role here. I had to learn the circuit initially having never been here before and that went very well. Going into the second half of the session we made some changes to the car and went straight to the top of the timesheets before getting pipped by France at the end. Overall it was a really good session for myself and the team, the car was right on the pace which is good for Robbie."

Sunday's A1GP Sprint race starts at 11am CET with the Feature race starting at 3pm CET.

-credit: www.a1teamgbr.com

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Series A1GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr , Oliver Jarvis , Loic Duval