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09/29/08
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A1GP Points System Confirmed Ahead of Zandvoort  A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has confirmed a change to its sporting regulations to give all its teams the same chance in the championship as they gear up for the Season Four opening round, A1GP Zandvoort, The Netherlands this weekend.

As confirmed on Friday, all teams competing at the Dutch track will score championship points for the 2008/09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. However, a change to the sporting regulations means the teams will now just count their best nine event scores. The final points’ standings will now be calculated by them dropping their worst result, which will be the points from the Sprint and Feature races of one event.

The team test scheduled for Snetterton this week will now take place on 2 and 3 October, instead of 1 and 2 October as previously stated. This will allow the maximum time for teams to prepare before practice, qualifying and the races later this week.

For Zandvoort only, the first official practice session has been extended to one hour 50 minutes, beginning at 09.00 on Saturday (4 October). This will be followed by the usual second session at 11.00 – 12.30, before qualifying gets underway at 15.45.

“The teams have been working extremely hard in preparation for this weekend’s races. By putting the Snetterton testing dates back as late as possible we hope to ensure the maximum number of cars possible are available to race this weekend,” said A1GP CEO, Pete da Silva.  “It is unfortunate, despite this, some teams will still be unable to compete.  To ensure the championship remains on a level playing field, however, we have made the decision to implement changes to the scoring system so these teams are not as greatly disadvantaged.”

Ticket sales for A1GP Zandvoort have been strong with Gold grandstand tickets already sold out and an additional Silver grandstand being built to accommodate the increasing number of fans.

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