Great Britain on-form in Friday practice in Indonesia Friday 08 December, 2006 -- A1 Team Great Britain fired a warning shot to its rivals ahead of Sunday's fifth round of the 2006-07 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Indonesia as Oliver Jarvis ...
Great Britain on-form in Friday practice in Indonesia
Friday 08 December, 2006 -- A1 Team Great Britain fired a warning shot to its rivals ahead of Sunday's fifth round of the 2006-07 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Indonesia as Oliver Jarvis posted the fastest lap time in Friday morning's rookie-only session at the Sentul International Circuit before Robbie Kerr kept up the team's front-running challenge by setting the second fastest time in official practice later in the afternoon.
Oliver Jarvis was out first for Great Britain, the 22-year-old rookie experiencing the heat and humidity at the 2.56-mile track for the first time in his career. It failed to stop the 2006 British F3 runner-up from doing the business and he duly posted the fastest lap of the session with a 1m18.477s to top the timesheets ahead of Loic Duval in the French entry.
Robbie Kerr, set to race the British entry in Sunday's Sprint and Feature events, ensured the Anglo-French battle continued into the afternoon's official practice session as he traded fastest lap times with Nicolas Lapierre. Kerr, who captured pole at the track last season, was eventually forced to settle for second just 5/100ths of a second shy of Lapierre's quickest lap time.
"It's great to be back in Indonesia and so far things have gone fairly well. We're happy with where we're at but there are a few changes we need to make to the car heading into tomorrow's qualifying session. We're going to look through the data and rectify some outstanding issues. Tomorrow's another day though and with the weather here in Indonesia you never know if there's going to be monsoon rains or baking sunshine like today!"
"The session went very well for A1 Team GBR. We had a few team jobs to do in the first part of the session, bedding in two sets of brakes and so on but we went for it in the second part and set the fastest time overall. If we'd made the most of new tyres in the first part we would have been much quicker. All things considered it's looking positive for Robbie and the team for the rest of the weekend."
-credit: team great britain