Mexico rose to the top of the timesheets in the third and final practice session before qualifying for the fifth round of the A1 Grand Prix Championship at Sentul, Indonesia, with Salvador Duran just edging out a cautious Great Britain.

Attempting to put an awful Malaysian weekend behind him when he conceded the title lead, Duran proved impressive over the single hour, even if his final time was only 0.081secs better than Robbie Kerr, who kept Great Britain in contention despite only emerging from the pit lane midway through the session and go on to record on half the laps of his rivals in the hope of saving tyres.

Philip Giebler moved USA into a better position after an unspectacular first day of testing, just ahead of the pace setters from Friday, France, Nicolas Lapierre this time six tenths off Mexico's best.

Elsewhere, Tuka Rocha took Brazil into an impressive top five position, ahead of Australia, New Zealand, last season's winner Canada, Germany and Switzerland rounding out the top ten.

As for the newcomers, Alan van der Merwe was an encouraging 11th for South Africa, with Jaroslav Janis 13th for Czech Republic. Richard Lyons was 15th for Ireland, while Ho-Pin Tung continued his considerable learning curve with the 16th best time for China.



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