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A1 Team USA Scores Eighth-Place Finish in South Africa Feature GAUTENG, South Africa (Feb. 22, 2009) - A1 Team USA driver Marco Andretti rallied from a 17th place finish in Sunday's morning's Sprint race to finish eighth in the Go-GP.Org A1GP ...

A1 Team USA Scores Eighth-Place Finish in South Africa Feature

GAUTENG, South Africa (Feb. 22, 2009) - A1 Team USA driver Marco Andretti rallied from a 17th place finish in Sunday's morning's Sprint race to finish eighth in the Go-GP.Org A1GP Gauteng, South Africa Feature race.

Andretti was able to capitalize on the misfortune of several teams during the eventful opening laps of the Feature and was then able to find some welcome speed in the back half of the event, punctuated by a brief hold on the race's quickest lap, 12 laps from the finish.

Switzerland captured the Feature race victory, preceded earlier in the day by The Netherlands' win in the Sprint.

A1 Team USA remains tied for 11th in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport standings with 19 points.

A1GP season four continues April 10-12 with round 6, A1GP Algarve, Portugal.

Marco Andretti, Andretti Green A1, A1 Team USA:

"It was a tough weekend, but at least we scored a few points by the end of it. We were just too far behind at the start of both races to make a run at the front. Like everybody, we just have to find speed right away in the first session of the weekend and that seems to be pretty tough for us right now."

-credit: usa

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