A1 Team GBR has confirmed that Robbie Kerr will continue as its lead driver for round six of the 2007-2008 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at Eastern Creek in Australia this weekend.

Heading into the weekend GBR sits in eighth place in the championship with 48 points. In what is turning into the most competitive A1GP season yet, the team is aiming to build on its previous form at the Australian track in order to collect a strong points haul and gain championship positions after failing to add to its tally in New Zealand last time out.

Eastern Creek has been good to the British team and to Kerr, with the 28-year-old finishing on the podium in the feature race in season one after a great drive to second place.

Unfortunately a puncture put an end to hopes for another podium the following year as Kerr suffered a blow-out from third position, which forced him into retirement, but the team nonetheless took heart from his competitive showing.

"We were looking good for the races in Taupo last week, so it was a real disappointment to face the problems we had, being hit by USA in the Sprint race and then engine issues in the Feature race," said Kerr.

"However we're usually strong at Eastern Creek, and last year had a good car starting third on the grid. So I'm confident that we'll be strong again this year and we just need to make sure we have a competitive qualifying car and competitive race car."

Kerr meanwhile, who celebrated his 40th cap for A1 Team GBR at the feature race in Taupo, will be supported at Eastern Creek by James Winslow, who already has experience at the circuit. Winslow will supplement his rookie practice duties with a race drive in the Australian F3 round which acts as a support race to A1GP this weekend.

"I'm really looking forward to driving for GBR again," he added. "New Zealand was a great experience and I enjoyed working with the team. Unlike Taupo, I have driven at Eastern Creek in Formula 3 and with a few laps in the A1GP car now under my belt, I'll be looking to use my track experience to help GBR return to their winning ways."

A1 Team GBR boss, Katie Clements desperately wants Kerr to score after the disappointment in NZ: "Having come away from New Zealand with zero points, the team is heading to Australia intent on clawing back some valuable championship points," she concluded. "We've been competitive at Eastern Creek in previous years so will be focusing on a return to the podium."

 

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