Despite the fact that he hadn't driven an A1GP car prior to last weeks test at Silverstone, A1 Team Czech Republic driver Erik Janis has warned the rest of the grid to be on its guard when the series heads to his home circuit at Brno next month.

The A1 rookie, the 19-year-old younger brother of Jarek Janis, is a former European karting champion and got to grips with the A1 car during the two-day Silverstone test - setting the 19th quickest time in the process.

Despite his lack of A1 knowledge, he now remains confident of making home knowledge count when it really matters next month.

"We will have a good set up for the A1GP Czech Republic, I know that," he said. "I know the circuit very well and it will be quite a good advantage. This is the circuit that will be nice I hope.'

"Jarek is helping me analyse the data. He will tell me what I have to do on specific corners to improve and he will say to me things like 'What are you doing here?' and 'You are too slow at the entry of this corner' and it really helps me.

"The car is a nice experience to drive but it is a big jump up for me in power but. I just have to get as much experience as I can. I learnt a lot during the last test and I hope the next test at Silverstone [on 18 - 19 September] will be much better.

"The first four races at the beginning of the season will just be learning and if it works well and I have no problems then maybe we will be able to be running near the front."



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