Buurman back on top in super final
|By Charles Bradley||Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 13:26 GMT|
AC Milan's Yelmer Buurman made up for a disastrous race two at Magny-Cours by scooping the €100,000 on offer to the winner of the super final.
Buurman, who had finished a lapped seventh in the second Superleague race, leapt into the lead of the super final from second on the grid, as poleman Craig Dolby made a poor start for Tottenham and fell to fifth by the end of the opening lap.
Buurman kept clear of Davide Rigon (Anderlecht) and Max Wissel (FC Basel) to win the five-lap race by 1.9 seconds. Julien Jousse stormed through to fourth for Roma, passing Dolby at the hairpin on lap two and James Walker (Liverpool) on the final lap at Chateau D'Eau after a great battle raged between them.
Dolby trailed in sixth, and seemed to be battling a handling issue. Wissel's position is under investigation, as he did not line up in his starting box properly.
"The second race was a bit disappointing," said Buurman. "I was sixth when I went into the pits and it was a mess. The safety car should've let me past and didn't. But winning the super final made up for it."
Fourth-placed Jousse said: "I'm a bit disappointed, because I was really quick, but I missed the start. It was really bad! I had so much more grip than the Liverpool car, but it took me a while to find an open door. It was great to pass him on the last lap."
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Yelmer Buurman AC Milan 7m23.812s 2. Davide Rigon RSC Anderlecht + 1.994s 3. Max Wissel FC Basel + 2.620s 4. Julien Jousse AS Roma + 7.848s 5. James Walker Liverpool FC + 8.390s 6. Craig Dolby Tottenham Hotspur + 8.672s