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Pakistan to miss China and Malaysia.

A1 Team Pakistan has confirmed that it will have to sit out the next two A1GP race weekends, while changes are made to the team's chassis, in order to fit driver and seatholder, Adam Khan.

Pre-season testing revealed that Khan was unable to get comfortable in the new A1GP Powered by Ferrari car and with safety a top priority, the team has to wait for modifications to be completed before he can return to the cockpit.

"It is very unfortunate that I just cannot be comfortable in the new car. I tried the car out at Snetterton race track in the UK just before the first round in Zandvoort, but I couldn't drive the car safely and we had to miss the opening event," he explained.

"A1GP is implementing modifications that will alleviate the problems, but we will have to postpone the start of our A1GP campaign until the car is ready for us. I'm obviously disappointed, but safety has to take priority in these situations. I know that I carry with me the pride of the Pakistan nation and I'm keen to be back out on track in the A1 Team Pakistan car.

"In the meantime I will be attending the races, gaining as much as I can from being part of the A1GP community and working with the technical team to prepare as much as possible before we start racing again."

"Not every driver is the same height and, while Adam is perhaps taller than average, he is no different to some of the world's successful racing drivers," added A1GP CEO, Pete da Silva.

"It is just unfortunate our chassis needs changes to be made to it to allow Adam to race to the best of his abilities. These will be made and we look forward to seeing his Season Four race debut in New Zealand in January."

Khan meanwhile has been keeping race fit by competing in the Euro 3000 Series and this weekend he will race in Barcelona.


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