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So close in SF

Posted on 1 August 2010  - 12:00

The Superleague Formula title race is closer than ever after Spurs and AC Milan went wheel-to-wheel at Brands Hatch over the weekend.

So close in SF

The Superleague Formula title race is closer than ever after Spurs and AC Milan went wheel-to-wheel at Brands Hatch over the weekend.

The seventh round of the 12-round championship ended with AC Milan on top - by just two points.

Craig Dolby was back on the podium with a fine second place in the first race - enough to regain the lead in the championship.

However, AC driver Yelma Buurman snatched the lead back by a point after a fascinating battle in the second race when AC finished 12th and Spurs 13th.

That looked set to change again though as the top six scoring teams prepared for the Super Final.

Spurs were third in the standings for the weekend with AC Milan just missing out in seventh - but Olympiacos were unable to take their place after a huge accident in the second race and, as first reserve team in seventh, AC Milan made it to the grid for the Super Final.

And they took advantage with a fourth-place finish to our fifth to stretch the lead by another point.

Craig qualified well on Saturday to take his place on the second row of the grid in race one.

He passed Sporting Lisbon immediately and eventually overtook Benfica for second place 30 minutes into the 45-minute race.

It looked good with AC Milan fifth but Seville, then third, crashed out late on to move AC up to fourth and gain another four championship points.

Craig started 17th of 18 on the reverse grid in the second race.

His target was to overtake AC Milan in 15th and halfway through the race, with compulsory pitstops taken and Galatasaray and Corinthians out, the pair sat 13th and 12th respectively.

They went toe-to-toe for most of the race with Craig just failing to get past8 his rival. The race eventually ended when Olympiacos crashed spectacularly - driver Chris Van der Drift suffered a broken ankle and shoulder injuries.

In the Super Final, Craig was third on the grid but didn't make the best of starts and was caught out as Porto slid off and eventually found himself in fifth. That's where he stayed.

The series moves to Adria in Italy for round eight on September 4/5.

Overall standings: Top 10: AC Milan 643, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 461, Anderlecht 427, Olympiacos 406, FC Basel 405, Flamengo 357, Roma 338, Porto 276, Sporting Lisbon 271, Bordeaux 258.