ROC: Schuey edges Bourdais

World champion Michael Schumacher made it through to the final of the racing drivers' section of the Race of Champions after comfortably beating Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais

ROC: Schuey edges Bourdais

Despite making a poor getaway, Schumacher moved into the lead when Bourdais missed a gear on the dash to the first corner. After that there was no looking back as he slid his Ferrari 360 around the tight tarmac course in the Stade de France.

Schumacher will face Nissan World Series champion Heikki Kovalainen in the racing drivers' final - who had little trouble in beating DTM star Jean Alesi.

Kovalainen said: "I'm not complaining about how it has gone. It is difficult out there and even if you are a champion it doesn't make any difference here. You've just got to try and push."

World rally champion Sebastien Loeb moved into the final for the rally drivers after beating German Armin Schwarz - whose sideways style did not pay off in the semi-final. Loeb will now face former world rally champion Marcus Gronholm in the final.

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