Team Great Britain have announced that Robbie Kerr will have the honour of leading the team into the first round of the A1GP series at Brands Hatch later this month.

Kerr has been selected for the opening round of the new 'World Cup of Motorsport' and will also race at the second round at the Lausitzring in Germany, thanks mainly to his extra experience with the A1GP car compared to team-mate Alex Lloyd.

"Our driver policy was partly dictated by who was available because of other contracts," team principal John Surtees said, "and who we believed could do a good job for the team particularly based on the previous promise they had showed and most importantly the test that was held at Brands Hatch. A1 Great Britain has to look at the longer term.

"Robbie is slightly more experienced and older and this showed up in testing so we will give him the first opportunity. If the second car had been ready this would have given Alex more time in the seat but it isn't and as we have only one car we have to allocate it to Robbie. I am hoping that Alex in the meantime will manage to get himself some drives so that he can get himself up to speed. How we use him in the future will depend purely on what is best for the team and the situations we find ourselves in. It is not beyond possibility that the team will also have occasional guest drivers.

"Therefore at the present time Robbie is taking responsibility for the first two drives at least and we will review the situation after Germany."

 

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