A1 TEAM PAKISTAN LOOKING FORWARD TO INDONESIA A1GP will make its second visit to the tropical country of Indonesia this week, although it will be a first for A1 Team Pakistan. Missing last year's event due to an injured driver, the team will ...
A1 TEAM PAKISTAN LOOKING FORWARD TO INDONESIA
A1GP will make its second visit to the tropical country of Indonesia this week, although it will be a first for A1 Team Pakistan. Missing last year's event due to an injured driver, the team will arrive at the Sentul Circuit for the first time this week for the fifth round in the 2007 World Cup of Motorsport. Nur Ali will once again represent his country behind the wheel.
Marking the last A1GP event of the year before the Series breaks until mid January the Indonesian round of the A1GP season is the third consecutive race in Asia. With this event following rounds in China and neighbouring Malaysia, the Pakistani team will be well acclimatised to the hot and humid conditions of Sentul. The Sentul circuit is a wide and demanding circuit, allowing for many overtaking manoeuvres.
The 70 minute Feature race is particularly gruelling around the 3.9 km track and with the ever-present threat of tropical rainstorms, it presents a tough challenge for A1 Team Pakistan. Nur says, "I've never been to Indonesia before, so this will be a first for me! I'm really looking forward to getting there and seeing the country and the different cultures. I'm also looking forward to checking out the circuit for the first time.
"The Malaysian race was a great experience, racing on a wide modern track and in wet conditions, which was a bit of a first. I think the Sepang race was good preparation for this event. Being in the same climate zone, with humid conditions, will allow me to adapt more quickly. And if it does rain during the race on Sunday, at least we have the knowledge and experience gained in Sepang to be able to find a good set-up and deal with the situation."
Arif Husain, Chairman, A1 Team Pakistan adds. "The Sentul Circuit hosted one of the most exciting races of last season and unfortunately A1 Team Pakistan were unable to take part. This year we will be aiming to make up for that with a strong performance from the team."
The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, Sentul, Indonesia begins on 8 December with practice sessions, followed by qualifying on Saturday 9 December and the two races on Sunday 10 December.
-credit: team pakistan