First win for Montagny and Bordeaux

Franck Montagny claimed his first Superleague win with an inspired drive at Jarama

First win for Montagny and Bordeaux

The ex-Super Aguri Formula 1 driver pulled off a great move around the outside of Roma's Julian Jousse to hand Bordeaux its maiden success in the football-meets-racing series.

Montagny and Jousse had been involved in a three-way dice for the lead up until the mandatory stops, but a terribly slow one for Sporting's Borja Garcia dropped him out of the reckoning.

The top three had established a huge lead over the rest as Corinthians' Robert Doornbos held up the chasing pack rather like Gilles Villeneuve in the 1981 grand prix at the track. Tottenham's Craig Dolby took advantage of a great stop to leap into third, but he could make no impression on the leaders.

There was a brilliant fight as positions three to 13 ran together. Dolby came out on top, ahead of Liverpool's James Walker and Doornbos. Race one protagonists John Martin and Yelmer Buurman came home ninth and 10th, with the Beijing car moving ahead after a slow stop for AC Milan.

Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Franck Montagny Girondins de Bordeaux 45m59.602s 2. Julien Jousse AS Roma + 3.563s 3. Craig Dolby Tottenham Hotspur + 42.932s 4. James Walker Liverpool FC + 43.481s 5. Robert Doornbos Corinthians + 44.257s 6. Davide Rigon RSC Anderlecht + 45.263s 7. Max Wissel FC Basel + 45.555s 8. Franck Perera Flamengo + 46.304s 9. John Martin Beijing Guoan + 46.636s 10. Yelmer Buurman AC Milan + 47.417s 11. Alvaro Parente FC Porto + 47.576s 12. Chris van der Drift Olympiacos + 48.369s 13. Borja Garcia Sporting Clube de Portugal + 49.433s 14. Tristan Gommendy Galatasaray + 1m11.180s Retirements: Narain Karthikeyan PSV Eindhoven 19 laps Marcos Martinez Sevilla FC 4 laps Maria de Villota Atletico de Madrid 2 laps Sebastien Bourdais Olympique Lyonnais 2 laps 
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