Oliver Jarvis is bidding to build on Team GB's strong result last time out in A1GP in Durban, by leading the squad to another podium finish on his return to action this weekend in Mexico City.

The 23-year-old made his racing bow for the British outfit with a stirring drive to second place - the team's maiden rostrum appearance of the campaign - around the tortuous streets of Beijing last November. With Britain now having slumped to fourth in the nations' standings following a run of five races that yielded but a single point prior to Robbie Kerr's South African success, Jarvis is clearly intent on making the most of his opportunity in the limelight.

"It's always intriguing to visit a new circuit," the 2005 McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year remarked. "Thanks to my rookie status within A1GP I'll be eligible to take part in all the practice sessions leading up to Saturday's qualifying attempt and Sunday's races, so we'll be on par with most other teams.

"I should pick up the track layout pretty quickly, and from a personal point-of-view it's good to be working on a set-up in the rookie sessions that I'll actually get to use in Sunday's races. I'm excited to see what we can achieve in Mexico!"

Team GB currently trails second-placed New Zealand in the nations' title chase by 23 points, with 54 remaining up for grabs between now and the end of the season. Former British F3 Champion Kerr will also be in attendance in Mexico, bringing valuable experience and input to the team as it seeks to finally break its A1GP duck.

 

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