Neel Jani will be looking to repeat his performance from the inaugural street race in Durban as A1GP returns to the South African city for the latest round of the season this coming weekend.

Jani, who scored a double podium finish at the sea-side circuit last season, returns to the team having missed recent events due to injury - with Sebastien Buemi helping the team to climb into fifth place in the championship standings in his absence.

Now, Red Bull PKV ace Jani is eager to try and secure victory in South Africa after brake problems hit his challenge last time around.

"I have excellent memories of this track from last year," he said. "I took the lead of the feature race right at the start and looked set to win until a brake problem in the final laps meant I had to ease off and let Verstappen through.

"Ironically I was awarded the 'best overtaking manoeuvre of the year'. It seems that none of the officials realised the importance of my brake problems. Nevertheless, I claimed two podiums in the first edition of the South Africa race, finishing the sprint race in third and the feature race in second.

"I have watched the videos of last year's race again and am really keen to get behind the wheel again. All of us are really looking forward to the race, which is one of the best on the calendar for atmosphere. The problem that I encountered with my hand and my fingers is resolved and I am really ready and fit for the start of the race. "

A1 Team Switzerland team principal, Max Welti added that he was looking for an improvement on the fine results secured last season and was excited about the weekend ahead.

"We are looking forward to an even bigger and better event than the first edition last year," he said. "Everything indicates that again the organizers have done a fantastic job for the presentation of their race and that it will be even better than last year's."

 

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