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Spurs back on top in SF

Posted on 5 September 2010  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur SF team are back on top of the Superleague Formula Championship.

Spurs back on top in SF

Tottenham Hotspur SF team are back on top of the Superleague Formula Championship.

Driver Craig Dolby's second place in the second race of a rollercoaster round eight of the series in Adria, Italy, saw him leapfrog AC Milan back to the top of the standings.

Dolby certainly experienced the high and lows of motorspot in the two championship races.

Trailing by two points going into the weekend and having qualified on the fifth row of the grid on Saturday, his eyes were firmly fixed on AC Milan and Yelmer Buurman, starting a place ahead in eighth.

He managed to get past AC Milan in the early stages of the race but controversy soon followed as Buurman clipped Dolby's rear tyre while trying to pass, puncturing the tyre and sending both cars limping back to the pits.

They eventually finished 11th and 13th for 12 and 16 championship points respectively.

The second race was a different story as Dolby started third off the reversed grid, quickly moved ahead of Lyon into second place and was then left to chase Sevilla, to no avail. AC Milan finished fourth and that was enough for Spurs to climb back ahead of the Italians into top spot.

"We turned a bad first race into a good weekend," said Dolby.

"The team worked hard after race one, got their heads down and picked me up so we could go and win the second, so I owe them a big thank-you.

"We were on the back foot after the engine change in free practice so to take the championship lead back after a poor weekend shows how strong we are."

While Spurs and AC Milan battled it out, the championship race was joined by Anderlecht after a first race win and Super Final win in Adria. The Belgian club are now on 506 points.

Next up is round nine in Portimao, Portugal, on September 18/19.

Superleague Formula 2010: Overall standings (top 10) - 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 518 points; 2 AC Milan 513; 3 Anderlecht 506; 4 FC Basel 472; 5 Olympiacos 468; 6 Flamengo 415; 7 AS Roma 380; 8 FC Porto 321; 9 Liverpool 31; 10 Beijing Guoan 298.