Robbie Kerr will be back in the driving seat for A1 Team GBR next weekend as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to New Zealand.

As the half-way point of the season draws to a close, the British team heads to the beautiful surroundings of Lake Taupo on NZ's North Island still firmly in the title hunt.

A1GP visited the 3.5km circuit for the first time last year but the British squad was blighted with problems and Kerr will be keen to get the team back to winning ways.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back in the A1GP car in Taupo," said Kerr, who's last race appearance was in the Czech Republic back in October, when he finished in second position in the sprint race.

"After the disappointment last year where we suffered front wing damage followed by battery failure, we're going there to make amends and achieve two strong results."

The event in Taupo will see the introduction of one of the most important environmental initiatives in the series' history as it will mark A1GP becoming the first global motorsport body to switch to a 30 per cent biofuel mix to help reduce its environmental footprint.

"It's fantastic that the bio-fuel is finally in the car and that, through A1GP, racing is getting greener," added Kerr.

2007 Formula Renault V6 champion and Australian F3 racer James Winslow meanwhile will join Kerr in the A1 Team GBR squad.

The 26-year-old will take part in the one-hour rookie session and he can't wait to drive the A1GP car: "It's a great honour to get the opportunity to join A1 Team GBR, particularly as I've wanted to drive in A1GP ever since the series started," he noted. "Obviously I'd like to be quickest in the rookie session, but I'll also be there in a supporting role throughout the weekend to assist the team and Robbie in any way I can."

With A1 Team GBR currently sitting fourth in the championship, team boss, Katie Clements is eager for them to close the gap to the current leaders, Switzerland.

"Following challenging weekends at the last two rounds, the teams' main focus is to move up the points table from Taupo onwards," Clements confirmed. "Despite the issues faced by the team last season in New Zealand, Robbie was still fast and gave a strong performance, so I'm feeling confident that we will be right in the mix again."

 

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