Fresh from his debut in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport last time out in the Netherlands, Tuka Rocha will hope to make past experience of the Brno circuit pay off as the series heads to the Czech Republic for the second round of the year.

At the wheel of the Team Brazil, Rocha claimed a 14th place finish in the sprint race at Zandvoort and followed that up with a 12th place in the feature race as the second season of competition kicked off in dramatic style at the seaside venue.

Rocha will have the advantage at Brno of having raced at the circuit in the past, and he said he was hoping to secure Brazil's first points finish of the season.

"Hopefully this will be a good weekend for us," he said. "I have raced at Brno in Euro 3000 and it's a really good track. It's very long with a lot of medium corners and one fast corner, so it's a nice, quick track. I had a really good race here in 3000. I started from the back of the grid after we were given a penalty from qualifying, and I ended up finishing sixth. It was a difficult opening weekend for us in Zandvoort but I will be doing my best in Brno to achieve some good results and start to get some points for the team."

Xandi Negr?o will participate in Friday's rookie practice session, and he said he was excited at the prospect of getting behind the wheel of the A1GP machine for the first time.

"I'm looking forward to joining the team for the first time," he said. "I will be catching up with Ruben [Carrapatoso], who did last weekend's rookie sessions, because he is coming to Brno so we can exchange some information. I really want to help the team to develop the car as much as possible and contribute something to the programme. It will be interesting to see how the whole weekend works, and hopefully I can help the team achieve a good result."



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