Team Great Britain pair Robbie Kerr and Katherine Legge took time out of the run-up to the latest round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport in Dubai to visit the Class One World Powerboat Championship - which comes to a close in the Middle East this week.

Legge, who will test with the team this week, and Kerr, who will continue in the race seat, met the British Class One team - Negotiator - and were taken out for a trip on the water at speeds of up to 140mph on a course in front of the picturesque Burj Al Arab seven star hotel.

"The ride in the powerboat yesterday was completely different to racing a car, a great experience and I'd love to do it again," Kerr said. "It's completely different - obviously on water and completely different handling - something else to get used to and I really enjoyed myself!"

As far as the racing goes, the usual preparations have already taken place with Kerr and Legge both walking the track with their engineers to work out the best initial set-up for the Friday practice sessions.

After a podium and a non-finish in Malaysia, Great Britain needs to score four points more than New Zealand to move up to fourth in the championship and Kerr is aiming to be back on the podium following the third place in the Sprint race at Sepang three weeks ago.

"I've done a few laps of the Dubai circuit before but the surface has changed so hopefully there's a bit more grip but really I'm just looking forward to the weekend - it should be good," he said. "I'm aiming to win as always but we'll just have to wait and see - I'm sure we'll get on the podium but it's not going to be easy by any means - there's a few places to overtake but it will be tough."

Legge meanwhile will make A1GP history when she becomes the first woman to drive the A1GP car in the Friday practice sessions. Like Kerr, the 25-year-old columnist enjoyed her go in the Powerboat and said she was looking forward to taking to the track in Dubai.

"Being in Dubai has been a great experience so far - I never expected to be getting a drive in a powerboat - I thought I was here to drive a car!" she said. "I've had my seat fitting today and walked the track so I'm ready for the practices tomorrow and really looking forward to driving.

"It's a real privilege to be driving for Great Britain - and to be the first ever female at the wheel of an A1 car."



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