A1 Team GBR has confirmed that Dan Clarke will continue to drive with the squad for the penultimate round of the 2008/09 season on home soil at Brands Hatch.

Clarke, who took his best finish in the series during the Algarve event last time out, will be making his third appearance in A1 competition as the team looks to improve on its tenth place in the championship standings.

While the campaign has been one of ups and downs for the British squad, which has found itself beset by financial problems in recent months, the team has always performed strongly on home soil and Clarke will look to keep that run going at a circuit where he has enjoyed personal success in the past.

"I haven't raced at Brands since 2004 when I won the Formula Ford Festival and because of that success this circuit will always be special for me," he said. "It's also a great place to go racing, both for drivers and fans and I'm sure it will suit the A1GP car.

"It's a unique home race for me, as I know that as the driver of the British car most of the fans will be supporting us. It is a big motivation to do as well as we can, although I am realistic about our potential for the weekend. I'm up against drivers who have much more experience of this car and the series, while I jumped in only recently.

"Of course we're all racing to win and a podium would be fantastic for the British team at the British race, but if we're close to this it will still be an achievement."

Aaron Steele will take on rookie driver duties at Brands Hatch, marking his maiden appearance in the A1GP arena.


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