Having had a taste of the Team GB A1GP car at Brands Hatch, Oliver Turvey will head to China for the penultimate meeting of the season to take part in the rookie sessions in Shanghai.

The 19-year-old winner of the 2006 McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award will work alongside Robbie Kerr in China, taking part in the Friday practice sessions before handing the car over to the A1GP regular for the remainder of the weekend.

"It's going to be a great experience for me to go out to Shanghai," Turvey said. "I'm looking forward to driving the British A1GP car again, especially now that it's a winning entry! As I discovered at Brands Hatch, the car's great to drive. It's extremely powerful, certainly more power than I've been used to in my career so far, but it was fairly easy to adapt to and I can't wait to get back behind the wheel.

"The rookie session is certainly a great opportunity for a young driver like me to show what I can do in the car. It's obviously an important part of the weekend in helping the team prepare for qualifying and the races on Sunday but I'm hoping I'll get the chance to do some fast laps and give the team a chance to evaluate me further.

"Needless to say I'd love the opportunity to race for Great Britain and Oliver Jarvis has proved that if you do a good job in the rookie sessions the team takes note and gives you a chance to compete."



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