A1 Team Great Britain has seen its hopes of a maiden victory in the A1GP series dealt a massive blow when it lost its fastest time after failing a post-qualifying scrutineering check at Brno, dropping from fourth to tenth as a result.

With Robbie Kerr at the wheel for the first time this season, Team GB managed to qualify in fourth place around the Czech circuit, after a strong effort in the final qualifying session moved it onto the second row. However, stewards decided to delete the team's fastest time when it was judged that the car was 4mm wider than the maximum of 1930mm allowed, therefore contravening Article 3.4 of the A1GP technical regulations. Kerr is now forced to the start the sprint race from tenth on the grid, allowing Congfu Cheng into a superb fourth place for China.

"The car was pretty good once we stuck the new tyres on following the first run," Kerr said before hearing of the penalty, "It needed a bit of fine tuning and we had to be careful not to go too far because the car was basically fine, but we just needed to get a bit more from it. Overall, it was a good session. You're never happy unless you're on pole, but fourth's still a good starting position and I'm sure we'll be able to do something from there for the sprint race."



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