A1 Team GB driver, Robbie Kerr has blamed a tyre wear problem for costing him the feature race win at Dubai Sunday.

Kerr, who eventually finished second, after being passed by Nicolas Lapierre, promised though that a win isn't far away now.

"I made a great start [in the second race] and the first few laps were fantastic - we were overtaking absolutely everything," said Kerr.

"The car was really good at the start - the team had made a decision to take a slight set-up risk and it worked. The team made a perfect call on the pit stop when the safety car was coming out and after overtaking Lebanon we were leading. Unfortunately the tyres went off and Nicolas [Lapierre/France] was pushing really hard. I wish I'd known he was using his push to pass button and I'd have done the same and tried to keep him behind me.

"It's great to be on the podium again though and we're nearly there with getting a win - we just need an opportunity."

As for the sprint race earlier in the day, Kerr conceded ninth place was 'disappointing', especially as he had been on course for a good points finish prior to a late race spin.

"I got a reasonable start [in the first race] but unfortunately I got a bit crowded out and Brazil cut back on me," he reflected. "I got up into fourth position and then overtook Brazil. We were slightly quicker than Ralph [Firman/Ireland] at the start. We got close to him when France caught us and were pushing very hard. In the end they got by using a big tow on the back straight. Then it was a case of keeping the car on the track. Unfortunately coming into turn five the rear locked up a little bit and then again on turn six which spun us out. That was disappointing."

 

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