A victory for Oliver Jarvis last time out in Mexico served to spur Robbie Kerr on to his first A1 Grand Prix victory for Great Britain in China ahead of the final round to be held on home ground at Brands Hatch.

All but confirming the nation as third in the standings, Kerr's win came after 34 attempts at taking that elusive win and now leaves A1 Team Great Britain with the dilemma as to whom to place in the race seat for the home round in Kent.

For the moment though, Kerr was revelling in his long awaited victory, done in style having qualified on pole position and holding the lead over New Zealand's Jonny Reid to the chequered flag.

"Well it's great to finally get a win, I'm really happy! It's a shame I couldn't get the double but second in the Feature's still a good result and helps cement our standing in the points. The Sprint race was really all about making no mistakes and controlling the pace which I did. We definitely had a quicker car towards the end of the Feature but I just couldn't quite get close enough."

Although Reid would spoil Great Britain's hopes of making it a double in the feature race with a decisive move on lap 16, Kerr's second place moves the team a clear 16 points up on France with only 18 available.

The result, team principal John Surtees claims, is set to act as a morale booster for the team as they head of the final round of what has been a mixed season for Great Britain.

"All in all it's been a good weekend," he said. "Robbie drove a very controlled Sprint race off the back of a very special pole-winning lap yesterday. He was very strong towards the end of the Feature but we just didn't quite have the top speed to make a move.

"Overall his performance today was faultless; the win's great for his morale and our recent successes bode well heading to Brands Hatch for the home finale."

 

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