Buurman leads practice for AC Milan

While their sworn rivals Inter prepare for tonight's Champions' League final with Bayern Munich, AC Milan fans could take some solace in the fact that its Superleague Formula car, driven by Yelmer Buurman, topped this morning's free practice session ahead of round three at Magny-Cours in France

Buurman leads practice for AC Milan

Buurman, a podium finisher here in GP2, lapped the former French Grand Prix venue in 1m25.881s, 0.7 seconds clear of Roma's Julien Jousse - the top Frenchman of the five home drivers present this weekend.

Alvaro Parente was third fastest for Porto, a fraction slower than Jousse, as was fourth-placed Sebastien Bourdais of Olympique Lyonnais, who suffered an overshoot at the 180 corner late on in the second session.

Assen winner Davide Rigon was fifth fastest for Anderlecht, ahead of Franck Perera (Flamengo), John Martin (Beijing Guoan) and Franck Montagny (Bordeaux).

Bourdais had topped the opening 45-minute session, ahead of series leader Craig Dolby (Tottenham). Dolby was only 13th quickest in the second period, which was red-flagged for the spun car of Maria de Villota (Atletico Madrid) to be removed from a gravel trap.

Practice one: Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sebastien Bourdais Olympique Lyonnais 1m26.661s 2. Craig Dolby Tottenham Hotspur 1m27.464s + 0.803s 3. Chris van der Drift Olympiacos 1m27.474s + 0.813s 4. Franck Montagny Girondins de Bordeaux 1m27.674s + 1.013s 5. Yelmer Buurman AC Milan 1m27.841s + 1.180s 6. Max Wissel FC Basel 1m28.183s + 1.522s 7. Tristan Gommendy Galatasaray 1m28.288s + 1.627s 8. John Martin Beijing Guoan 1m28.307s + 1.646s 9. Franck Perera Flamengo 1m28.579s + 1.918s 10. Borja Garcia Sporting 1m28.605s + 1.944s 11. Davide Rigon RSC Anderlecht 1m28.682s + 2.021s 12. Julien Jousse AS Roma 1m28.719s + 2.058s 13. James Walker Liverpool FC 1m28.836s + 2.175s 14. Alvaro Parente FC Porto 1m29.006s + 2.345s 15. Robert Doornbos Corinthians 1m29.463s + 2.802s 16. Marcos Martinez Sevilla FC 1m29.787s + 3.126s 17. Maria de Villota Atletico de Madrid 1m31.317s + 4.656s Practice two: Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Yelmer Buurman AC Milan 1m25.881s 2. Julien Jousse AS Roma 1m26.642s + 0.761s 3. Alvaro Parente FC Porto 1m26.689s + 0.808s 4. Sebastien Bourdais Olympique Lyonnais 1m26.763s + 0.882s 5. Davide Rigon RSC Anderlecht 1m26.933s + 1.052s 6. Franck Perera Flamengo 1m26.935s + 1.054s 7. John Martin Beijing Guoan 1m27.129s + 1.248s 8. Franck Montagny Girondins de Bordeaux 1m27.266s + 1.385s 9. Max Wissel FC Basel 1m27.496s + 1.615s 10. Chris van der Drift Olympiacos 1m27.510s + 1.629s 11. Robert Doornbos Corinthians 1m27.832s + 1.951s 12. Tristan Gommendy Galatasaray 1m28.064s + 2.183s 13. Craig Dolby Tottenham Hotspur 1m28.269s + 2.388s 14. James Walker Liverpool FC 1m28.851s + 2.970s 15. Borja Garcia Sporting 1m29.392s + 3.511s 16. Marcos Martinez Sevilla FC 1m29.937s + 4.056s 17. Maria de Villota Atletico de Madrid 1m30.660s + 4.779s 
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