Having already confirmed that Oliver Jarvis would contest his final race of the A1GP season in Mexico, A1 Team Great Britan has now confirmed that Formula Renault UK title winner Duncan Tappy will also travel to Mexico City to take part in the rookie sessions.

For Jarvis, the weekend will see him return to the scene of the team's maiden victory last year where secured the win in the feature race - starting a run that also saw Great Britain take the honours in the following events in China and GB.

"It will be fantastic to return to the track where I scored GBR's first win last season," he said. "I have a lot of good memories from there and really enjoy the track. Hopefully we can get some strong results after all the bad luck we've been having recently."

Tappy will be appearing in A1GP for the first time after his successful 2007 campaign, which also saw him nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year title.

"I feel very honoured and excited to be able to represent my country in the World Cup of Motorsport," he said. "It's a fantastic start to the next phase of my career. I'm looking forward to the challenge of the Mexico track as well as the car. The closest car I've driven is the World Series by Renault; the A1GP car has more power and slightly less down force so will be different again.

"I know it's very physical and I've been training hard through the winter in case such an opportunity arose so I think I'm prepared. In my 50 minutes of track time I want to contribute to the team as much as I can with a mature, solid performance. I'm very grateful for the chance to show what I can do so a big thanks to Team GBR."

 

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