Canada was left searching for answers following qualifying for today's 2006-07 A1GP finale at Brands Hatch, after struggling to a lowly 14th place on the starting grid.

Fresh off the back of a top-six finish in Shanghai two weeks ago, Sean McIntosh - who made his A1GP debut at Brands in the series' inaugural meeting 19 months ago - was unable to replicate his Chinese form around the challenging British circuit, winding up more than two seconds away from the pole-setting pace of former World Series by Renault team-mate Robbie Kerr.

"We improved in every session," the 21-year-old remarked afterwards, but unfortunately the speed just wasn't there. I can't look back and say I made mistakes at any point or anything like that - we just don't have the pace in the car so we'll have to keep working to see what we can improve.

"The feature event is a long race and we know that anything can happen in A1GP. It would have been nice to have been up there in qualifying, but this is what we've been given so we have to go from there. I hear it might rain on Sunday which could help us out, but it's disappointing to be so far back today. We're all competitive people here in the team so we're looking for better from our performances!"

The Canadian entry currently lies 11th in the points' standings in the 22-nation field.



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