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Craig eyes top prize in SF

Posted on 4 September 2009  - 12:00

All of a sudden it's points and not just podiums that matter to Craig Dolby and the Tottenham Hotspur Superleague Formula team.

Craig eyes top prize in SF

All of a sudden it's points and not just podiums that matter to Craig Dolby and the Tottenham Hotspur Superleague Formula team.

The team returns to action this weekend with round four of six of the popular motorsport series at Portugal's Estoril track.

Craig clawed back vital championship points on leaders Liverpool in the last round at Donington where THSF finished fifth (Liverpool were sixth) and fourth (Liverpool were sixth again) in the two races.

However, it was an even better weekend for Swiss team Basel with a win and third place taking them to second overall in the championship.

The standings are now as follows at the top of SF - Liverpool 217, Basel 207, Spurs 196, Milan 156, Porto 146 - so, as Craig pointed out, every point is now vital.

"We were on the back foot a little at Donington because we were forced into an engine change but we gained points on Liverpool and in terms of the championship, it was perfect.

"Here again, I want to go out and win but also to get as many points as we can because we have look not only at winning races, but scoring consistent points to win the championship.

"You always have to be aggressive in the second race (where finishing positions from race one are reversed on the starting grid) to cut through the field, but we've got to look at the bigger picture as well.

"I don't want to think about it too much because we're only half-way through the season, but to keep scoring points will put pressure on everyone else."

There will be further interest in series this weekend as it will mark the debut of Sebastien Bourdais in the Sevilla car.

The French driver competed in Formula One for the last two years with Toro Rosso until being replaced in July.

"He will be very fast," added Craig. "He won the Champ Car (an American series) title four times and they use the same chassis, so he'll know the car very well. He's bound to be there or there abouts but again, him being there in the championship could take points off our rivals as well.

"For me, as a young driver, to have this level of driver come into the championship is unbelievable, it's a dream to take them on."