Duncan Tappy puts Britain in top six in China
Friday, April 11th, 2008
Taking to the track as Rookie Driver for A1 Team Great Britain for a second time gave Duncan another opportunity to shine on the international race scene earlier today.
Duncan had two 25 minute sessions in the car and again bedded in brake pads and discs preparing the car for regular driver – this time Robbie Kerr. In both sessions Duncan had chances for some flying laps and was consistently in the top six, sitting as high as third on the timing screens. At the end of the sessions he was the sixth, nine-tenths of a second from the fastest time set by A1 Team Portugal.
Robbie got in the car for the afternoon session and also put it in sixth – a decent start to the event where he took a win and a second place last year. The team is looking to make up places in the series standings and score as close to a maximum 32 points as possible. A1 Team GBR currently lies fourth with 13 points separating them from France and just another five behind New Zealand in second.
Duncan Tappy said: “I’m pleased with my pace, particularly in the first stint. I’m a lot more comfortable with the car but I know there’s a lot more pace in me yet if I have the chance for more track time. Competing in China is a fantastic experience but as much as it’s great to race in exotic places, I would love to be able to drive for my national team on home ground at Brands Hatch at the final round in May.”
Saturday’s qualifying starts at 1415 local time (0715 GMT) with Sunday’s 20 minute Sprint race starting at 1100 local time (0400 GMT) and the 70 minute Feature race starting at 1500 local time (0800 GMT). Sky Sports will broadcast all the live action from Shanghai, China from 7am on Saturday 12 April and from 7am on Sunday 13 April.