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Buurman back on top in super final

Yelmer Buurman on the Magny-Cours podiumAC 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
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