Motorsport teams backed by English soccer clubs Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will go head to head for the Superleague Formula title at the concluding race of the 2009 season of the innovative series.
Superleague Formula features a number of motorsport teams backed by professional soccer clubs, with famous names such as Rangers, AC Milan, Lyon, Corinthians and Porto all involved. The series was launched in 2008, but the 2009 season looks set to end with an English champion.
Craig Dolby, driving for Tottenham Hotspur, finished an overall third at this weekend's penultimate race in Monza, Italy, with Liverpool's Adrian Valles fifth. Those positions were enough to leave the two English teams sitting in first and second in the championship, with Tottenham trailing leaders Liverpool by 49 points - by no means an impossible amount to overturn in Spain next month.
"It was a good weekend where we scored solid points. Now I think it is just me and Tottenham fighting for the championship," said Valles, who will hope to secure the title at his home race in Spain. "They are 49 points behind so it still looks good for Jarama, especially as we have a good car and points advantage. To win the championship is the most important thing.
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"When you finish the season, everybody remembers who won the championship and not the winner of one race. We won a few races at the beginning of the season which gave us a lot of points and a big advantage so we can now control the gap. Hopefully we can arrive in Jarama and secure the championship. It's not a place I've raced at many times before but I'm hopeful of winning the championship in front of the Spanish fans."
The final Superleague Formula by Sonangol round comes from Jarama in Spain on November 7/8.