A1 Team Canada has confirmed that Sean McIntosh and James Hinchcliffe will take part in the official pre-season test at Silverstone ahead of the second season of A1GP.

The test will mark the first time that 21-year-old McIntosh will have stepped back behind the wheel of the Team Canada entry since his stunning victory in Indonesia back in February - when he recovered from a retirement in the sprint race to storm through from the back of the field in the feature race to give Canada its first victory in the 'World Cup of Motorsport'.

"It's hard to believe it's been six months since I sat in the car so it's not hard to believe I can't wait to get back in it," McIntosh, who didn't compete in the final three rounds of the inaugural season, said. "Obviously I've got a lot more experience under my belt since starting last season's A1GP Championship and I know Silverstone pretty well from my time competing in Formula Renault UK.

"With this being the only pre-season test scheduled we have to make sure we maximise our running time with the car and improving it ahead of the first race in October. Consistency will be key to putting together a championship bid, we know we can win races but we have to be up there at every race!"

Hinchcliffe, who currently lies tenth in the Champ Car Atlantic standings, will return for a second run in the car having joined Team Canada for a private test session at Pembrey last month and he was thrilled to be invited back for the Silverstone test.

"It's an honour to represent your country and for me to be able to test at Silverstone is really the icing on the cake," he said. "I'm looking forward to working with the guys on the team again after a pretty successful test at Pembrey a few weeks ago.

"It's good to have Sean there as well as the rest of the A1GP field as a benchmark to where I'm at with developing the car. I'm sure I'll learn a lot from Sean so I'm looking forward to teaming up with him at Silverstone!"

 

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