Find out more about our subscriptions

Rigon adds super final victory

Max Wissel and Davide Rigon on the Adria podiumAnderlecht's Davide Rigon won his third Superleague super final of the year at Adria after beating FC Basel's Max Wissel in a closely fought contest.

As top points scorer of the day - including a dominant win in the opening race - Rigon started the five lap 'dash for cash' from pole position just ahead of day-long rival, John Martin (Beijing Guoan).

Despite saving new tyres for the super final, both front row men started poorly. A great getaway from Wissel demoted Martin to third before the six-car pack hit the first corner, and a brave attempt around the outside of Turn 1 nearly earned the young German the lead. But Rigon repelled several attempts from Wissel during the opening few laps to win the sprint comfortably.

Wissel who was starting his seventh super final this year came home in second, just ahead of a charging Ben Hanley (Olympiacos). Hanley, having failed to beat Martin into Turn 1 on the opening lap, went wheel-to-wheel with the Beijing car down the back straight before forcing his way through at Turn 2. The Australian momentarily took to the grass, but recovered to finish fourth.

Race two winner Marcos Martinez (Sevilla) finished fifth after a poor start, whilst Frederic Vervisch (Liverpool) struggled to match the leaders' pace on old tyres and finished last.

With neither Yelmer Buurman (AC Milan) nor Craig Dolby (Tottenham Hotspur) qualifying for the super sinal, third-placed Anderlecht now lies only 12 points behind new championship leader Tottenham ahead of the series' next round at Portimao.

Pos  Driver             Team             Time/Gap
 1.  Davide Rigon       RSC Anderlecht  5m36.851s
 2.  Max Wissel         FC Basel         + 1.025s
 3.  Ben Hanley         Olympiacos       + 1.428s
 4.  John Martin        Beijing Guoan    + 3.294s
 5.  Marcos Martinez    Sevilla FC       + 5.544s
 6.  Frederic Vervisch  Liverpool FC     + 6.782s
  More news  
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
Team apologises to Parente for error
Sevilla's Martinez claims first win
Rigon win gives Anderlecht title shot
Hanley targets podium on debut
De Villota pulls out of Adria round
Anderlecht's Rigon takes Adria pole
Dolby plays down troubled practice
Rigon quickest for Anderlecht
Basel's Wissel leads first practice