Michael Ammermuller will be chasing podium success in China next weekend as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to Zhuhai for the first time.

Ammermuller was quick on his first outing in the car last time out in Malaysia but saw a first podium finish of the season for the defending champions Germany taken away after racing had finished following an on-track altercation with Canadian driver Robert Wickens. Ammermuller was also excluded from the feature race after a coming together with Erik Janis.

"It's really unfortunate that we lost ground to the leading nations in the standings in this manner," team boss Willi Weber said. "This is why we approach the next race even more ambitiously. Michael Ammermuller demonstrated on his debut in Malaysia that he belongs at the sharp end of the grid.

"After the last race we want to give a clear answer in China to the decisions made, and that is with a good performance on the track. Nobody should underestimate us. Michael familiarised himself quickly with a previously unknown circuit, a new team and a new car. Why shouldn't he spring a surprise again in Zhuhai?"

Ammermuller himself said he couldn't wait to make his second outing in the car.

"I've whet my appetite," he said. "The championship is excellent, I'm enjoying racing and enjoy working with this team.

"In Zhuhai I aim to score similar results to those which we'd hoped for after qualifying on the second row and those which we were robbed of long after the race had finished. My motivation is high."

 

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