Brno: Team Pakistan Friday report

A1 TEAM PAKISTAN PREPARES FOR A1GP WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT QUALIFYING IN BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC A1 Team Pakistan travelled to the Czech Republic from last week's A1GP season opener in Zandvoort, Netherlands, in preparation for the second race...

A1 TEAM PAKISTAN PREPARES FOR A1GP WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT QUALIFYING IN BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC

A1 Team Pakistan travelled to the Czech Republic from last week's A1GP season opener in Zandvoort, Netherlands, in preparation for the second race weekend in the 12 event calendar of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, hosts the race and was given a warm reception by the teams, many of whom are visiting for the first time.

It is A1 Team Pakistan's first trip to the Moravia region, in which Brno lies, with Nur Ali a newcomer to this typical European track. The new recruit to the team and to A1GP was given special dispensation to run in the Rookie Session of the weekend, which gave him valuable additional driving experience ahead of the official practice session.

In the late afternoon official practice session, Ali was able to build confidence and develop his car using the data from the earlier track time. In the second hour of running, A1 Team Pakistan used the session to work on qualifying and race setups.

Ali said at the end of the sessions, "Today was much better than last week. I understand the car a lot more than I did last week and things are starting to come together. I'm glad we could have the waiver to run this morning, as we didn't run in the Silverstone test. This morning was fine and this afternoon it was going well, until the middle of the session when the car went loose and wasn't handling very well. We changed the setup and improved a bit, but I know there's lots of room for further improvement. Tomorrow's a whole new day and we'll hope to continue progressing in the right direction."

Arif Husain, Chairman, A1 Team Pakistan, added, "Nur is continuing to learn quickly with A1 Team Pakistan. It's not easy to jump into a new car, work with a new team in a new series, and we know it will take some time for everyone to settle in. Of most importance is to see the A1 Team Pakistan car racing on this global motorsport stage and representing this great nation of wonderful people. This series, with its equal machinery always provides us with close racing, and this weekend will, I'm sure showcase this, particularly at this challenging circuit. We look forward to watching Nur representing his home nation in the Czech Republic for the two Brno races."

The racing action resumes tomorrow with a further free practice session and four 15 minute qualifying segments that will determine the grid for Sunday's Sprint race. The 70-minute Feature race grid will be decided using a unique points-scoring system where drivers are awarded points according to their qualifying and finish positions and fastest laps in the Sprint race.

-credit: team pakistan

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Series A1GP
Drivers Nur Ali