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Taylor’s Tour…..

Henry Taylor’s day job is running a mortgage broking business in Eastbourne on the south coast of England, when not taking part in the Seat Cupra Championship

The A1 Grand Prix season kicked off on September 25 at Brands Hatch in Kent. Brazil’s Nelson Piquet Jnr, son of the former world champion, was setting the pace for most of the weekend, gaining pole position for both races.

As the lights turned green for the sprint race he managed to convert his pole position in to a substantial lead and took the inaugural A1 GP race victory. Then, during the feature race, with a great overtaking manoeuvre at Surtees, he stormed to his second race win of the day.

The A1 GP circus then moved to Lausitz in Germany. Lausitz is an oval circuit but it also has an infield section the A1 GP cars run on. It managed to produce the closest qualifying session so far with the top three being covered by just 0.250 of a second. France nabbed pole position for the first race, followed by the US and Brazil.

France converted their first pole position into a good lead and, after a short safety car period, carried the pace over the rest of the field. Sure enough, after 30 minutes of racing France took their first win of the season. The feature race was much of the same story, with France making an excellent pit stop to take their second win of the season, four seconds ahead of Team GBR with their best result of the season.

A1 GP then moved on to Portugal where France again dominated, taking another brace of wins.

A1 team Series points
1 France 50
2 Brazil 42
3 Switzerland 34
4 New Zealand 29
5 Australia 21
6 Canada 18
7 Ireland 16
8 Mexico 16
9 Great Britain 15
10 Netherlands 15


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