Robbie Kerr produced the best qualifying performance so far for Team Great Britain in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport as he secured a place on the front row of the grid for the South African round around the streets of Durban.

After the wet conditions which greeted the drivers for the Friday practice sessions, the sun was shining for final practice and qualifying but, with the third and final practice session again hit by red flags, the team was unable to find the optimum set-up for the dry circuit.

Having set the tenth quickest time in the opening 15 minutes of qualifying, Kerr switched to new tyres for the second and third sessions and was the only driver other than pole man Alex Premat to break the 1min 19sec barrier on his way to second on the grid ? edging out Neel Jani by just 0.014secs for his place on the front row.

?We got in two good laps ? they could have been slightly better, but then they always can,? Kerr said afterwards. ?We went fairly steady getting used to it for the first stint and then made small changes to the car each time for the next sessions.

?I'm fairly happy with second. Front row's quite important for a street circuit like this ? but then again anything can happen. You only need the driver in front or behind to make a mistake and that could be it. You've just got to look after yourself and go for it.?

 

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