A1GP 2006/07 season finale for A1 Team Lebanon tomorrow

A1GP 2006/07 season finale for A1 Team Lebanon tomorrow

28.04.2007: A1GP 2006/07 season finale for A1 Team Lebanon tomorrow

The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has entertained crowds of motorsport fans around the globe with its unique brand of nation versus nation motor racing, with over 20 nations competing for the championship, visiting four continents and ten countries with eleven rounds and twenty races of fast and furious racing.

The final round takes place in England this weekend and the qualifying for tomorrow’s races were held at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, England this afternoon. The session ended with A1 Team Lebanon starting 19th for the Sprint race tomorrow

The Lebanon team resumed their preparations for tomorrow’s races with the final practice in the morning only giving Khodair three laps of track time, after an excursion off the track left the Lebanon driver stranded in the gravel and unable to continue in the session. In the afternoon the A1GP qualifying session saw the teams compete head to head in four segments of ‘flying lap’ runs, with the best two lap times combined to produce the grid positions for the Sprint race, the first of the two A1GP races which headlines this weekend’s action-packed schedule.

Khodair said of his qualifying session, "I made a mistake this morning that ended my session early and compromised our performance this afternoon, as I hadn’t had enough track time in the run up to qualifying. We’ll make the best effort we can from our grid position and I’m hoping that we can gain more places in the races tomorrow."

Martin Stone, Racing Manager, A1 Team Lebanon added, "It was always going to be a tough qualifying session because Khodair’s mistakes in both practice sessions left us with little time to set up the car. Although he improved his lap times in each segment of qualifying, he has not realised his potential due to these circumstances. We’ll be on the grid tomorrow aiming to improve on the grid position from the Sprint race and then make further progress in the Feature race. "

The final races of this second season of A1GP racing take place tomorrow with a 20 minutes Sprint race giving the fans the first taste of the 550 bhp race cars powering round the Grand Prix circuit in anger. The 70 minutes Feature event will conclude the 2006/07 season, with a mandatory tyre change pitstop adding to the excitement and spectacle of the racing.

 

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