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Spurs stretch lead in SF

Posted on 17 May 2010  - 12:00

Craig Dolby produced more thrilling racing to increase Tottenham Hotspur SF's lead in 2010 Superleague Formula in Assen, Holland over the weekend.

Spurs stretch lead in SF

Craig Dolby produced more thrilling racing to increase Tottenham Hotspur SF's lead in 2010 Superleague Formula in Assen, Holland over the weekend.

The driver followed up a first and fourth in round one at Silverstone last month with seventh and second places in round two in front of 18,000 fans at the famous TT track.

It means Tottenham Hotspur SF now lead the series by 48 points from FC Basel with Flamengo, AC Milan and RSC Anderlecht making up the top five.

After a disappointing qualifying on Saturday, Craig lined-up 14th of 18 cars on the grid in race one.

He quickly moved up to 10th, zipped past Galatasaray for eighth and was second when he entered the pits for the compulsory pit stop. He came back out in seventh and was briefly sixth before having to settle for seventh. Anderlecht led the race from start to finish.

Seventh place meant Craig started in 11th place on the reversed grid for race two.

This time he made a typically storming start and charged up to seventh by the end of the first lap and was fifth by the end of lap two.

He came into the pits 16 minutes into the 45-minute race and by the time all the other teams had pitted, he was up to third. He passed Sporting Lisbon on lap 16 but despite taking three seconds off the lead, couldn't overhaul Olympiacos.

The highest point scorer over the two races, Craig took pole for the 'Super Final', the 100,000 Euro shoot-out over six laps for the top six point scorers. Unfortunately, he didn't make the best of starts and was third into the first turn and despite managing to get back ahead of AC Milan, couldn't make up the ground on Anderlecht.

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"It's a great result for us," said Craig. "I have to thank all the guys at Alan Docking Racing because they worked so hard on Saturday night after our disappointing qualifying.

"We took a safe strategy into race one but it was all-out attack in race two and that was awesome, a fantastic result.

"I know the circuit at Magny-Cours quite well so I’m hoping for even better next weekend."

There is a quick turn-around for the SF championship as round three is at Magny-Cours, France, next weekend, May 22-23.

Results: Race One - 1 Anderlecht, 2 Flamengo, 3 FC Basel, 4 AS Roma, 5 AC Milan, 6 Liverpool, 7 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, 8 Galatasaray, 9 Corinthians, 10 Beijing Guoan, 11 FC Porto, 12 Sevilla, 13 PSV Eindhoven, 14 Bordeaux, 15 Olympiacos, 16 Atletico Madrid, 17 Lyon, 18 Sporting Lisbon.

Race Two - 1 Olympiacos, 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, 3 Bordeaux, 4 Sevilla, 5 Sporting Lisbon, 6 Liverpool, 7 AC Milan, 8 Galatasaray, 9 PSV Eindhoven, 10 Anderlecht, 11 Flemengo, 12 AS Roma, 13 FC Basel, 14 Atletico Madrid, 15 Corinthians, 16 FC Porto, 17 Beijing Gouan.

Super Final - 1 Anderlecht, 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, 3 AC Milan, 4 Liverpool, 5 FC Basel, 6 Flamengo.

Overall SF standings - 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 168, 2 FC Basel 120, 3 Flamengo 116, 4 AC Milan 115, 5 Anderlecht 112, 6 Olympiacos 111, 7 Sevilla 99, 8 FC Porto 86, 9 AS Roma 85, 10 Sporting Lisbon 74, 11 Atletico Madrid 69, 12 Galatasaray 66, 13 Bordeaux 63, 14 Corinthians 62, 15 Lyon 61, 16 Liverpool 61, 17 PSV Eindhoven 42, 18 Beijing Guoan 18.