A1 Team GBR's Robbie Kerr overtakes Lewis Hamilton after Brands win

08.05.2008: A1 Team GBR's Robbie Kerr overtakes Lewis Hamilton after Brands win

A1 Team GBR’s Robbie Kerr leads the BRDC Gold Star rankings following his win at Brands Hatch After Robbie Kerr’s brilliant performance for A1 Team Great Britain last weekend at Brands Hatch, the 28- year-old now leads the BRDC (British Racing Drivers’ Club) Gold Star rankings, moving ahead of Formula One star Lewis Hamilton.

The BRDC Gold Star was first presented in 1929 and is awarded annual in December to the BRDC driver that has done best in international motorsport over the year. It is the most prestigious prize in British Motorsport, with a former winners list that is second-to-none. Last year it was awarded to Hamilton after his remarkable rookie season in Formula One.

After Robbie’s brilliant home Sprint race win and second-place podium Feature race finish at Brands Hatch on Sunday for the season finale of the 2007/08 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, he helped secure a third place finish in the standings for A1 Team GBR, with the squad ending the season just one point adrift of second-placed New Zealand.

The results have seen Robbie move to the top of the BRDC Gold Star rankings with 58 points, followed by Lewis Hamilton with 52 points. World Touring Car Championship driver James Thompson is currently in third place with 45 points, while F1 drivers Mark Webber and Jenson Button are also in contention. Robbie will have the opportunity to add to his points tally this weekend when he drives for Creation-Aim in round three of the Le Mans Series at the spectacular Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.

Robbie Kerr: "Being part of the BRDC and being recognised for my performance in the international motorsport arena is a real honour. To score so highly in the Gold Star ranking is absolutely fantastic, although obviously I know that I won’t be there at the end of the year because of the way the ranking works and how the international motorsport season runs, but it’s really great to be at the top after such a great weekend at Brands Hatch."

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08.05.2008 / MaP

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