With the results gained in both New Zealand and Australia not showing the true pace of A1 Team GB, Robbie Kerr will be hoping for a return to form as A1GP heads back to South Africa this coming weekend for the second running of the Durban street event.

Kerr finished second in the sprint race last season but failed to finish the feature race and arrives at the seaside circuit keen to build on a run of form that saw him pick up just one point from the four races down under - for a tenth place finish in round seven's Feature at the Eastern Creek International Raceway.

Lady luck deserted Kerr at the previous round down-under when his third place qualifying effort was wiped out with a puncture in the Sprint race. Forced to start from the rear of the field in the Feature, Kerr superbly demonstrated his pedigree to salvage tenth at the chequered and the final point available.

"I've been itching to get back into the car," said Kerr on arriving in South Africa. "I've had two top-six qualifying slots in the previous two meetings and unfortunately, through circumstances beyond our control on the track, we've not been able to convert them into valuable points paying positions! For sure we want to rectify that this weekend in Durban, we were super competitive here last year and I see know reason why we can't repeat that this time round and aim for the top step of the podium."

Team Principal John Surtees added that qualifying will be key to the British outfit's success in Durban.

"The nature of the track doesn't lend itself to much overtaking," he stated. "Saturday's qualifying runs are likely to determine Sunday's race results so our objective has to be focused on being up there on the timesheets when it matters. Robbie just missed pole last year so I'm confident of a strong showing."

Oliver Jarvis will again run in the rookie sessions.

 

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