Laguna Seca: Team Great Britain Saturday report

Competition was close out on the track with several drivers having a big advantage of race experience on what is acknowledged to be a unique circuit. Robbie doesn't have this experience, so the team needed as much practice time as possible.

Competition was close out on the track with several drivers having a big advantage of race experience on what is acknowledged to be a unique circuit. Robbie doesn't have this experience, so the team needed as much practice time as possible. Unfortunately the first of the two planned practice sessions of the day was cancelled which compromised the time available for the team to maximize the performance of the car.

When it came to qualifying Robbie drove well, carving valuable tenths of a second from his fastest time with each run. His fastest lap on the fourth attempt put him in sixth place giving him a third row slot for the start of the Sprint race tomorrow. Snow capped mountains in the distance made a spectacular backdrop for the track action as snow was seen for the first time at the circuit in its 50 year history.

Robbie Kerr: "The car was OK but we've got an inherent problem that we haven't managed to tune out of the car yet and we've not had the opportunity to try out a fix for it. It cost me a bit of time. We're in sixth but we're still looking for a good result tomorrow. The circuit's a real challenge and very enjoyable to drive."

John Surtees, Team Principal: "Laguna Seca is a difficult and testing circuit which with the reduced practice periods left a lot to be done in a short time. The team and Robbie did a good job. We tried a couple of things that didn't work quite so well but I think we'll be competitive in the race."

-team gbr-

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Series A1GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr , John Surtees