A1GP: Jarvis, not Kerr, for Malaysia

By Andy Darley

CalendarSaturday, November 3rd, 2007

 
 

Robbie Kerr will not get the chance to score a third consecutive Malaysia podium as Oliver Jarvis has been picked to drive there for Team GBR on November 25th.

Team boss Katie Clements said the decision had been made to give Jarvis, who won the season-opening feature race in the Netherlands, the opportunity to prove what he could do at Sepang.

Team GBR is currently third behind New Zealand and South Africa but, with only six points separating the three nations, hopes are high of a leap up the standings.

Jarvis said he was delighted with the decision: “Sepang is an amazing track and I really enjoyed running in the rookie session there last year.

“I cannot wait to race the A1GP car again and my aim will definitely be to score some strong podium finishes and even another win or two. Hopefully we can leave ahead of New Zealand and South Africa in the championship standings.”

The team did not release a statement from Kerr, who finished third in the 2005/06 season sprint race and went one better with second in the 2006/07 feature race.

Clements said: “With Robbie and Olly we’ve the luxury of having two extremely fast and motivated drivers on the team, both of whom have done very well for us in the opening rounds. The downside of this is we have to choose between them and it is never an easy decision.

“Whilst Robbie has scored podiums for us in Malaysia in both season one and two, we thought that Olly deserved the opportunity to show what he can do round the Sepang circuit.”

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