Team Switzerland will head to Sentul for the latest round of the A1GP season aiming to close the gap to the front runners on the back of a competitive weekend of racing last time out in Malaysia.

Neel Jani took victory in the sprint race at Sepang to take the team to 17 points in the championship and he will be joined once again in Indonesia by Sebastien Buemi who will act A1 Team Switzerland's rookie and replacement driver.

Jani has been busy since the last race in Malaysia as he jetted off to the States to test in Houston for the PKV Champ Car team, but he is confident of a good weekend on his return to A1GP.

"It's a bit of a rough trip to Indonesia for me, I'll arrive at Sentul straight from Houston where I tested for the Champ Car PKV Racing team," he said. "I'm very focused and I'm hoping to be on the podium again. After my sprint race win in Malaysia I'm focused on also winning the feature race in Sentul.

"It's my second time racing at this venue and last time it was a lot of fun, especially because of the great spectator support. Conditions will be quite different from last year's race as we're here in the rainy season and there could be a few surprises on that front. It will be a tough race and for sure a good show as the track has been re-surfaced. I'll be going for a win like in Malaysia and hopefully we can close the gap to the other teams."

Team principal Max Welti said confidence is high within the team after the Malaysian weekend, adding that he was hopeful of another strong performance.

"Neel Jani has scored 13 points in one weekend in Malaysia and demonstrated that the team is now well oiled and getting great results," he said. "We're confident heading into this weekend of another strong result at Sentul. We want another strong result. It would be the ideal present for Neel's 23rd birthday."

 

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