Kerr wins as Swiss take title

Robbie Kerr scored his third career A1GP victory in the final sprint race of the season at Brands Hatch, as Neel Jani and Team Switzerland were crowned series champions

Kerr wins as Swiss take title

On home ground, the Team GBR driver took a popular and accomplished win, repeating his sprint race victory here 12 months ago, ahead of Jonathan Summerton for Team USA and Team Ireland's Adam Carroll.

Carroll passed Jani around the outside of Paddock Hill bend at the start of the race for third, and from then on chased Summerton hard for much of the race, but the American used all four of his power boosts in the last three laps to secure his position.

Jani finished a sensible and safe fourth, enough to ensure title success, ahead of Narain Karthikeyan for Team India and Filipe Albuquerque's Portuguese car.

It was a typical Brands A1GP encounter in that there was little in the way of overtaking, but Congfu Cheng caused a stir by appearing to deliberately slow to allow himself enough clear space to take fastest lap of the race.

Vanquished title challengers New Zealand did well to finish eighth as Jonny Reid fought up from tenth on the grid by passing Franck Montagny and Michael Ammermuller on the run up to Druids on lap one.

But thereafter the Kiwi couldn't find his way past Adrian Zaugg's South African car, which finished seventh.

Jeroen Bleekemolen managed a similar feat to Reid by getting past France and Germany while Montagny took tenth.


Pos  Driver                Team             Time
 1.  Robbie Kerr           Great Britain    19:19.143
 2.  J. Summerton          USA              +   1.126
 3.  Adam Carroll          Ireland          +   2.186
 4.  Neel Jani             Switzerland      +   4.125
 5.  N. Karthikeyan        India            +   4.467
 6.  F. Albuquerque        Portugal         +   5.397
 7.  Adrian Zaugg          South Africa     +   6.114
 8.  Jonny Reid            New Zealand      +   8.385
 9.  J. Bleekemolen        Netherlands      +   9.825
10.  Franck Montagny       France           +  10.878
11.  M. Ammermuller        Germany          +  11.203
12.  Filip Salaquarda      Czech Republic   +  11.995
13.  Fairuz Fauzy          Malaysia         +  14.354
14.  John Martin           Australia        +  15.846
15.  James Hinchcliffe     Canada           +  17.317
16.  Alexandre Negrao      Brazil           +  18.107
17.  Edoardo Piscopo       Italy            +  18.601
18.  Adam Khan             Pakistan         +  23.887
19.  Satrio Hermanto       Indonesia        +  29.954
20.  Jorge Goeters         Mexico           +  30.322
21.  Cheng Cong Fu         China            +  31.521
22.  Jimmy Auby            Lebanon          +  36.238

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