Kerr takes top-ten at Donington
Robbie Kerr came home tenth in this afternoon's World Series by Renault race at Donington Park, the 26-year-old Brit recording a points scoring finish from what could only be described as a trying weekend competing on home soil. The chronic handling problems that marred the previous day's qualifying runs returned but again the pace of the #5 KTR entry proved to be more encouraging in race conditions.
Race 2, Qualifying (Pole -- Alx Danielsson, 1m18.069s)
The Donington mist welcomed the field this morning as qualifying got underway. With a lack of front-end grip hampering Kerr's attempts at a hot lap the day before, the former British F3 Champion was hoping for a change of fortune as he hit the track today. It wasn't to be however as despite several changes to the set-up of his car the status quo remained with Kerr fighting his way round the 2.5-mile Grand Prix Circuit at Donington. 10th fastest in Group B, Robbie lined up for this afternoon's race 19th on the grid.
Race 2, 29 Laps (Winner -- Alx Danielsson, Comtec Racing)
Looking to put on a good show in front of the sizeable home crowd, Kerr made a solid start to pick up a couple of places before executing the team's strategy of an early pit-stop. He headed to the pits just five laps into proceedings, the first to do so, and from there set to work further improving his position, advancing through the order courtesy of others mistakes and his own on-track prowess. In the end he cracked the top-ten, taking the flag in tenth to claim the final point on offer.
Robbie Kerr - #5 Team KTR:
"It's been a really disappointing weekend to be honest. I'd hoped for better at Donington but we couldn't get the set-up of the car sorted. We've got to take a good look at everything and analyze what we can to do to prevent the same thing happening at Le Mans next time out."