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Roma on top in Silverstone practice

Julien Jousse, AS Roma, Silverstone practice 2010Superleague Formula 2010 kicked off at Silverstone on Friday with a day of free practice that was affected badly by the British Bank Holiday weather.

Dodging the rain showers best was Roma's Julien Jousse, who managed to find the best of the conditions in the second of the three 30-minute sessions to lap in 1m36.819s, a quarter of a second faster than Sevilla's Superleague rookie Marcos Martinez.

Another newcomer, ex-Formula 1 racer Franck Montagny, was third quickest for Bordeaux.

Although he set the fastest time of the day, Jousse ended it in the gravel along with Corinthians' Robert Doornbos in the third session, which proved to be a total wash-out.

The first session of the day, also run in wet conditions, was topped by Tottenham's Craig Dolby, tipped by paddock insiders as the title favourite after finishing runner-up last year.

Alvaro Parente was second fastest for Porto, ahead of FC Basel's Max Wissel.


Pos  Driver           Team                        Time              Laps
 1.  Julien Jousse    AS Roma                     1m36.819             9
 2.  Marcos Martinez  Sevilla FC                  1m37.073  + 0.254    8
 3.  Franck Montagny  Girondins de Bordeaux       1m38.784  + 1.965    7
 4.  M.Wissel         FC Basel                    1m38.986  + 2.167    9
 5.  S.Bourdais       Olympique Lyonnais          1m40.098  + 3.279    7
 6.  Craig Dolby      Tottenham Hotspur           1m41.033  + 4.214    4
 7.  N.Karthikeyan    PSV Eindhoven               1m41.280  + 4.461    8
 8.  Alvaro Parente   FC Porto                    1m41.450  + 4.631    6
 9.  C.van der Drift  Olympiacos                  1m43.104  + 6.285   11
10.  Tristan Gommendy Galatasaray                 1m43.421  + 6.602    5
11.  James Walker     Liverpool FC                1m43.838  + 7.019    5
12.  Yelmer Buurman   AC Milan                    1m44.648  + 7.829   10
13.  Borja Garcia     Sporting Clube de Portugal  1m47.590  + 10.771  12
14.  Robert Doornbos  Corinthians                 1m49.599  + 12.780   6
15.  Davide Rigon     RSC Anderlecht              1m50.767  + 13.948  10

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