Having announced that James Hinchcliffe will return to a race seat for the season finale at Brands Hatch this weekend, A1 Team Canada will hope to secure its best ever finish in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport standings.

Already comfortably in the top-ten of the current standings, sitting ninth on 75 points, Canada's sights are firmly set on a potential top-six finish - with defending champions Germany currently holding the position but just eight points ahead.

While the Canadian team has already enjoyed its best ever A1GP season, with rookie racer Robert Wickens steering his way to victory in the sprint race in South Africa and taking four other podium finishes, Brands Hatch could seal the deal on the team's progress as it looks to secure its strongest season finish to date.

Hinchcliffe will return to the driving seat for the first time since the Czech Republic round last October. The 21-year-old, capped a total of eighteen times for Canada - with a highest placing of second alongside seven top-ten A1GP finishes last season - admitted he is looking forward to his debut on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit.

"I'm really looking forward to being back at Brands Hatch," he said. "I attended last season's race to support A1 Team Canada and I'm pumped to actually be the guy driving there this year. The team's already proven itself to be a consistent force and I'm confident we can go out there and keep that momentum going.

"The points battle is pretty tight where we're at but we all know what's achievable if everything goes our way. Brands also marks the last time we'll be racing the Lola-Zytek A1GP car so hopefully we can give it a good send off and put on a great show for the British crowd."

Hinchcliffe will be joined in the United Kingdom by his fellow Atlantic Championship racer, Daniel Morad, who will take part in the rookie session for the fourth time.

"As always I'll be working to make sure we get a good base set-up on the car," he said. "I'd like to crack the top-three in the rookie session this time. I've definitely got an eye on landing the race seat for next season so I'm keen to keep showing I can do a good job.

"I've been learning as much as I can with each opportunity. I know I'm capable of doing a full weekend but in the meantime I'll do all I can to help the team and James this weekend and hopefully I'll get my shot next season."

 

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