A1 Team Great Britain has its sights set firmly on the top step of the podium as it prepares for its home race - and the final round of the 2007-08 A1 Grand Prix campaign - at Brands Hatch next weekend.

The British squad is aiming to topple France in the fight for third in the standings, and have named James Winslow alongside race regular Robbie Kerr for the round.

Winslow undertook rookie driver duties for Team GBR in both the Taupo and Eastern Creek events and, having impressed with third fastest time in the latter, has been recalled to reprise his role of helping the team prepare for its home round in the most closely-fought World Cup of Motorsport season yet.

"I'm really pleased to be invited back, and it's an honour to be representing GBR again, especially at our home race and the last race of the season," said Winslow, who saw a potential LMS ride collapse at the last moment two weeks ago, "I'm definitely looking forward to working with the team again, getting back in the car on Friday morning, and doing as much as I can throughout the weekend for the team and Robbie to help get the best possible result we can achieve. I'm sure we'll have a good weekend and Robbie can repeat last year's performance."

Kerr will be returning to Brands Hatch for the third consecutive year and, after scoring the series' first 'home' race win in the sprint event at Brands last season, is determined to be battling for wins in both the sprint and feature races as he targets maximum points in the fight with France.

"I cannot wait to return to Brands Hatch and race in front of the home crowd once again," he said, "My main focus is to go one better than last year and win both races. Obviously, we cannot control our competitors, so what happens with the championship happens. But we'll certainly make sure our chances are good by going out there and targeting the front row in qualifying and then winning races from there."

Heading into the final round, Great Britain lies twelve points adrift of France, with 32 points available in Sunday's races. Kerr will go head-to-head with France's Franck Montagny - fresh from second place in the Champ Car finale at Long Beach - as the two nations fight for the bronze medal.

"We will have quite a fight to overhaul France, but Brands Hatch gives us a huge advantage," team principal Katie Clements accepted, "It will be an incredible feeling to be at Brands Hatch again. For me, running a national team is such an honour and this will be my first time at our home race as team principal. I know that it's an honour for Robbie to be driving for GBR and he is determined to go for maximum points and is aiming for that double race win. It's going to be a fantastic weekend I'm sure."

 

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