Having been forced to sit out the first round of the season at Zandvoort last weekend, Sean McIntosh will return to the A1GP scene for the first time since his stunning victory in Indonesia back in February as the series heads to Brno for the second round of the season.

The Canadian ace will look to build on the results scored by James Hinchcliffe on his debut in the championship in the Netherlands, when the Champ Car Atlantic racer finished eighth in the sprint race and 13th in the feature race - held in tricky mixed weather conditions at the challenging seaside circuit.

Hinchcliffe will still be present in the Czech Republic, although he will only take part in the Friday practice session for rookie drivers.

"Zandvoort was certainly an education," he said. "Obviously the highlight was the pace we demonstrated in Friday practice but overall we had a competitive car throughout the weekend, it's just unfortunate that due to certain circumstances, chiefly the weather, it's not reflected our final results. I want to take what I learned last time out and put it back into practice here in Brno this weekend."

Once the rookie session is run then McIntosh will take over behind the wheel and he said he was looking forward to making his A1GP return.

"I can't believe it's been seven months since I actually last raced in A1GP," he said. "I couldn't attend Zandvoort last week due to a clash with my World Series commitments but I'm excited to be here in the Czech Republic and look forward to working with the team and getting back out and running the car in anger in Friday's official practice session."

 

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