A1 TEAM PAKISTAN COMPLETES QUALIFYING SESSION FOR A1GP WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT QUALIFYING IN BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC A1 Team Pakistan, with driver Nur Ali, continued with the race preparations for the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, Brno today, ...
A1 TEAM PAKISTAN COMPLETES QUALIFYING SESSION FOR A1GP WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT QUALIFYING IN BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC
A1 Team Pakistan, with driver Nur Ali, continued with the race preparations for the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, Brno today, ahead of the Sprint and Feature races that are customary in this unique motor racing championship, which pits nation against nation in identical cars, It is a series where technology and innovation are deliberately equalised and performance is determined by human bravery, skill and excellence.
The A1 Grand Prix qualifying format requires drivers to make four 'flying laps', within four 15 minute qualifying segments, with the best two times aggregated to produce the overall qualifying position. A1 Team Pakistan posted four solid lap times, improving with runs on new tyres, and will line up on the 12th row of the grid.
Ali said at the end of the sessions, "I really like this track and I'm getting more comfortable with the car, and I was pleased to improve so much through the qualifying session. I think tomorrow will be a different day for us. I know there's a number of areas which I need to concentrate on and I've been working on these with my crew, who are a great bunch of guys. I know I need to keep it clean in the races as well. I'd like to be able to move forward in the Sprint race, and as for the Feature race, it's difficult to predict. We know just how much action there is in this race, so we'll wait and see. It's an exciting weekend."
Arif Husain, Chairman, A1 Team Pakistan, added, "Nur continues to learn his racecraft at this circuit, but it doesn't happen quickly and there is still more to learn. Tomorrow is the important day, so we're now focusing our attentions there and we'll be hoping to see Nur move up the field during the races tomorrow. This season's field of drivers is highly competitive and of an excellent standard, which makes it tough for Nur, with his lack of running in the car. However, we're proudly representing our country in the Czech Republic."
The 20-minute, 10 lap Sprint race will start on Sunday 8 October at 11.00 local time. The grid for the later Feature race will be determined by a unique scoring system that allocates points to a driver's finishing and qualifying positions and fastest laps in the Sprint race. This 70-minute, 38 lap Feature race includes a mandatory tyre-change pit stop which adds to the excitement of the A1GP Series.
-credit: team pakistan