Robbie Kerr was left to reflect on another weekend of hard luck in round seven of A1 Grand Prix, the Team Great Britain driver's race day destroyed by a puncture in the sprint event.

Indeed, hopes were high that Great Britain could challenge for victory in the sprint race from third place on the grid, Kerr duly signalling his intentions from the off with a superb move on second place Jonny Reid going into turn two.

However, in attempt to hold onto his place, Reid pushed Kerr to the limits of the circuit, the car picking up a puncture on the dirty outside line, a fact that only became apparent with a handful of laps to go when he dropped behind both Reid and Loic Duval before pulling aside and allowing the remainder of the field past.

His retirement duly left Kerr with plenty to do from 19th on the grid, a job made all the harder when he tangled with Alan van der Merwe at turn two of the feature race first lap.

Nonetheless, Kerr was on a charge, getting as high as ninth following an enjoyable, if at times physical, battle with France. However, the former British F3 Champion soon slipped back behind his rival to eventually cross the line an ultimately disappointing tenth place.

"It definitely wasn't the weekend we should have had," reflected Kerr. "We deserved more and for whatever reason we've just been unlucky these last few races. The Feature race was never going to be easy starting at the back.

"I managed to get up to tenth but the car was struggling for grip at the end so I just couldn't match the pace of the guys ahead. Hopefully we'll get more from the Durban event."

Despite the single point, Great Britain remain fourth in the overall standings, albeit now 15 points off France in third, while just nine points separate the nation from Canada in tenth place.

 

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