Oliver Jarvis set the standard Friday topping all the timesheets in the hot and humid conditions ahead of round three of the A1GP season at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend.

Team GBR was straight on the pace with both team and driver happy with the car set up and therefore spending most the morning session focusing on data acquisition and bedding in brakes.

Jarvis' blistering time of 1 minute 52.013 seconds was 0.744s quicker than anyone else as he took part in his final rookie sessions.

After this weekend Oliver will have completed more than six races for A1 Team GB making him ineligible to take part in any further rookie tests.

He then continued his strong form this afternoon setting the quickest time on lap six, which he improved in the dying moments of the hour, clocking a 1m 49.459s on lap 20.

"Participating in the rookie session this morning of course helped to some extent, but the fact that we set the quickest lap at the end of the day shows that we were improving throughout the day," he reflected.

"Our pace, particularly at the end of the afternoon session was excellent, though I'm a little disappointed that we didn't set a quicker lap time earlier on in the afternoon session with the new tyres as of course in qualifying it's all about that one lap.

"It's certainly hot and humid here which will be difficult for all the drivers, but we train hard so hopefully it shouldn't be too much of a problem. We've now got to keep working hard as for sure other teams will improve overnight and it's up to us not to rest on our laurels and keep working at it."

A1 Team GBR boss, Katie Clements is confident the team can do well: "Quickest in each session today is the best start we could have hoped for. We're really happy with the progress we've made and confident that we can achieve a good result this weekend.

"Last event we had a puncture in the Feature Race which hampered our progress, but we've already shown this year that Team GB is a team capable of winning and we're hoping we can add to that win tally this weekend."

 

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