Robbie Kerr says he is determined to give the home fans something to cheer about this weekend at Brands Hatch as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport brings it second season to a close with the British finale.

Kerr and A1 Team GB head into the season finale having been boosted by victories in the last two rounds in Mexico and Shanghai, with Oliver Jarvis' breakthrough victory in the South American feature race being followed by Kerr's first A1GP win in the Chinese sprint race. The team has also enjoyed a run of five straight top-two finishes dating back to the Durban feature race back in February.

As well as his sprint race win, Kerr came close to pulling off the double in China earlier this month having captured his first pole of the season at the Shanghai International Circuit. Only New Zealand's Jonny Reid prevented Kerr from making it a hat-trick of wins as he took the chequered flag in the Chinese feature race for a win that allows the Kiwi's to take a 14 point lead over the Brits into the final round of the season in the fight for second behind champions Germany.

With a maximum of 17 points still up for grabs, and fourth placed France 16 points behind, GB head into the final weekend almost assured of third in the standings, but Kerr said he was ready to go all about for glory to overhaul New Zealand and banish the memory of the first ever A1GP event at Brands back in 2005 when GB lost a feature race win due to mechanical problems.

"We're on a roll at the moment," he said. "We came close to pulling off the double in China a couple of weeks ago but it would be far sweeter to do it at Brands Hatch this weekend. Everything's clicked over the last few races and we've avoided the bad luck that stopped us from having a crack at the title this year. We need to go for the wins to get maximum points to overhaul New Zealand and based on current form I think we've got a great chance of giving the home fans something to cheer about."

A1 Team Great Britain team principal, John Surtees is also confident going into the weekend and said he was hopeful of continuing the momentum built in the last two weekends of racing.

"Robbie's had his fare share of disappointments in A1GP but he's always been extremely competitive, last season's race at Brands Hatch being a prime example!" he said. "We're now seeing everything come together with better reliability, better teamwork and of course lately we've had better results including our first A1GP victories. I'm hoping our momentum is carried through into Brands Hatch, I believe it will and that should lead to a strong performance!"

 

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