Having been forced to deal with two engine changes and a penalty in qualifying, Robbie Kerr fought back to secure points for Team GB on his return to the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at Brno.

Kerr was forced to miss the opening round of the year due to commitments in the World Series by Renault but was quickly back up to speed in the A1GP car as he posted the fourth quickest time in qualifying at the Czech circuit. However the car then failed scrutineering which forced Kerr to start from tenth on the grid after taking a penalty.

Kerr's hopes of a strong start to the sprint race quickly evaporated as he had to back off the throttle to avoid the repercussions of the start line incident involving NZ and Germany. With the momentum from the rolling start effectively gone Kerr toured in ninth throughout the ten-lap race, taking the flag outside the points on his return to A1GP action.

Kerr started the feature race from seventh and held his place through to his compulsory pit-stop at the end of lap ten. Moving up to sixth during the stops, he started to close on the cars ahead, but was unable to get close enough to make a move on the cars ahead and maintained his position to the flag.

"I was pushed out a little at the start of the feature race and held seventh before the pit stops," he said. "We were strong by the end of the race, the car was handling well and our pace was pretty good. Unfortunately we had a slight issue with something which remained throughout the race which we now have to take a look at for future races but overall I'm happy to have scored points given everything that's happened to us this weekend."

 

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