Durban: Team Great Britain Saturday report

Kerr takes front row slot for Britain Qualifying, Round 7 -- A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Durban, South Africa With Britain's best ever qualifying performance with a second place, Robbie Kerr is looking to capitalize in the races tomorrow and is ...

Kerr takes front row slot for Britain

Qualifying, Round 7 -- A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Durban, South Africa With Britain's best ever qualifying performance with a second place, Robbie Kerr is looking to capitalize in the races tomorrow and is aiming for that elusive win and to move up the table. France, on pole, is still looking strong but the times were close and Brazil who is ahead in the table by 11 points is back in eighth. The weather changed from the very wet conditions of practice yesterday to glorious sunshine today.

With morning practice interrupted by four red flags, A1Team.GBR didn't get in as many laps as it would have liked and so felt that a safe option on set-up was in order. Safe proved to be more than satisfactory as Robbie Kerr went out on used tyres for his first stint and set the tenth fastest time. On new tyres for sessions two and three he was the only driver other than Premat for France to set a time below one minute 19 seconds. He put in two tidy runs to put him second in the qualifying table.

The fourth attempt which may have given the opportunity to pass the French for pole was aborted following three red flags from spins by the Austrian, American and Lebanese teams.

Robbie Kerr. "We got in two good laps -- they could have been slightly better, but then they always can. We went fairly steady getting used to it for the first stint and then made small changes to the car each time for the next sessions. I'm fairly happy with second. Front row's quite important for a street circuit like this -- but then again anything can happen. You only need the driver in front or behind to make a mistake and that could be it. You've just got to look after yourself and go for it."

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Series A1GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr