A1 Team Great Britain and Robbie Kerr endured mixed fortunes in round five of the A1 Grand Prix Championship, the squad coming away with a podium in the first race, only spin out in the feature event whilst in a strong points paying position.

Having promised to be a strong weekend for Great Britain from the off when Kerr proved amongst the front runners in practice, the former British F3 Champion would duly start the first race from the front row of the grid.

However, despite the rolling start Great Britain would lose out to both Mexico and USA around the first corner and although Kerr would fight his way back past Philip Giebler, he was unable to close the gap down to Salvador Duran, even if he did claim a point for fastest lap in trying.

Starting third for the feature race, Kerr battled hard in the opening laps and although he dropped to fifth behind France and USA, a tough fight saw him jump back into third place as they entered the second pit window.

Resuming in third, Kerr was caught and passed again by a charging Nicolas Lapierre, but in his determination to hold onto his rival he instead ran wide into turn four, the scene of several offs already in the race, clipping the wet grass and turning round.

Subsequently stalling the car, Kerr was out on the spot to record his first retirement in a feature race since A1GP began. Nonetheless, Great Britain hold second in the standings, even if they have slipped some twelve points behind Germany in the standings now.

"Well it was certainly eventful out there!" he said. "It was good to get a podium earlier in the day in the Sprint although we missed out at the start which cost us the chance of going for the win.

"The lack of PowerBoost didn't help in the Feature but things were going well until the car slipped away at Turn 4 and I beached it in the gravel, day over!"

 

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