Neel Jani will return at the wheel of the Swiss entry as the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport heads to the streets of Beijing for the first time.

With Sebastien Buemi having been at the wheel of the car for the opening two rounds in Holland and the Czech Republic, Jani will now return to the car he campaigned during the first season of A1GP racing and admitted he couldn't wait to be back.

"I am looking forward to find my A1GP car again after two first races of the season off, as I was completing my duties as third driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso in F1," he said. "The fact that this third race in the streets surrounding Beijing's North East Ring Road is a new track does not bother me. I am ready for the 15 laps of the Sprint race nor the 50 laps of the longer feature race. Let's hope that the surface of the new track is not too bumpy.

"I love street racing and street racing is usually good to me. I claimed two podiums in South Africa, finishing the sprint race in third and the feature race in second. Hope to make such a good result here in Beijing."

Jani will be joined for the weekend by rookie Marcel Faessler and team principal Max Welti said he was looking for more points from his drivers in the third round of the season.

"I'm really looking forward to the third round of the season," he said. "We're determined to make our country proud and focused on one goal: success. Everything is new for this Beijing street race for all drivers competing. The location is very promising and the General Administration of Sports China, the Automobile and Motorcycle Sports Administration Centre and the Beijing municipal government authorities amongst others have worked a lot to make the ten turns and 3.104km long circuit at the Jingkai Convention and Exhibition Centre in Beijing's Economic and Technological Development Zone a great success.

"We hope that with Neel Jani's experience and our talented rookie Marcel Faessler for the first time at the wheel, A1 Switzerland will maximise results and the abilily to score valuable points for the championship."

 

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