Robbie Kerr posted the fifth quickest time in the Friday practice session at Brno as he prepared for his first outing of the A1 Grand Prix season in the Czech Republic.

Returning to the British entry having scored seven podiums for the team in last season's inaugural A1GP championship, Kerr was only able to record nine laps in this afternoon's official practice session thanks to a mechanical issue curtailing his outing earlier than planned. Despite this, he finished the session fifth fastest to mark a competitive first day of running in Brno for A1 Team GBR.

"It's great to be back driving the A1GP car," he said. "We had the same problem Darren had last week in this session with a sticking throttle. Zytek are going to take a look at it and work on a solution. We set some fairly competitive lap times but in the end of the day you always want to learn more about the set-up and how it's working and we couldn't do that. We just have to study the laps that we did do today even harder prior to tomorrow's qualifying run."

Team-mate Jarvis meanwhile was quickest for much of the earlier rookie sessions before being pipped late on by Frenchman Loic Duval. However the 22-year-old was happy with his days work.

"Well again I had to do some work for the team to kick off the session but that's all part of my role here," he said. "I had to learn the circuit initially having never been here before and that went very well. Going into the second half of the session we made some changes to the car and went straight to the top of the timesheets before getting pipped by France at the end.

"Overall it was a really good session for myself and the team, the car was right on the pace which is good for Robbie."



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