Brno: Team Great Britain qualifying report

Fourth place Czech start for A1 Team Great Britain Brno, Czech Republic (October 07, 2006) - Robbie Kerr steered A1 Team Great Britain to fourth on the grid for tomorrow's Sprint race as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport takes in the 3.36-mile...

Fourth place Czech start for A1 Team Great Britain

Brno, Czech Republic (October 07, 2006) - Robbie Kerr steered A1 Team Great Britain to fourth on the grid for tomorrow's Sprint race as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport takes in the 3.36-mile Auto Motodrom, Brno in the Czech Republic for the first time for the second round of the 2006-07 season.

Kerr, back behind the wheel for A1 Team GBR having helped the team to a third place finish in the A1GP Nations Standings last year, kept the Union Jack flying at the sharp end of the timesheets throughout the day, setting the second fastest time in this morning's practice session, from a field of 23 competing nations, before bagging a second row grid slot for tomorrow morning's 20-minute Sprint race, the precursor to the 70-minute Feature race held later in the day.

With three sets of brand new Cooper tyres at his disposal for the four timed qualifying laps, the fastest two of which are used to form an aggregate lap time to set the grid order, Kerr started off on old rubber only to see his pace build as the session progressed. Sitting sixth overall with one lap remaining, the Burbage racer's final run, a 1m45.449s, bumped him up the order to seal fourth on the grid for the Sprint race with pole going to A1 Team New Zealand's entry piloted by Jonny Reid.

A1 Team Great Britain Team Principal, John Surtees:

"We welcome Robbie back for this drive on what's undoubtedly a real driver's circuit. We expect Robbie to increase his performance as he reacquaints himself with the A1GP car after a season competing in the World Series by Renault but he's done a good job today getting back into it and we look forward to a pair of strong results tomorrow."

Robbie Kerr:

"The car was pretty good once we stuck the new tyres on following the first run, it needed a bit of fine tuning and we had to be careful not to go too far because the car was basically fine but we just needed to get a bit more from it. Overall it was a good session, you're never happy unless you're on pole but fourth's still a good starting position and I'm sure we'll be able to do something from there for the Sprint race."

-credit: www.a1teamgbr.com

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Series A1GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr , John Surtees , Jonny Reid