AUGUST 31, 2008
The opening round of the new Superleague Formula took place at Donington Park with victory going to Davide Rigon, driving a car in the colours of Beijing Guoan. He finished ahead of AS Roma's Enrico Toccacelo and Duncan Tappy, who was representing Tottenham Hotspur. Also seen in action were Borja Garcia (Sevilla FC), Nelson Philippe (Borussia Dortmund), Andy Soucek (Corinthians), Robert Doornbos (AC Milan), Kasper Andersen (Olympiacos), Yelmer Buurman (PSV Eindhoven), Adrian Valles (Liverpool), Andreas Zuber (Al-Ain), Tristan Gommendy (FC Porto), Ryan Dalziel (Rangers), Alessandro Pier Guidi (Galatasaray), Tuka Rocha (Flamengo), Max Wissel (FC Basel) and Craig Dolby (RSC Anderlecht). Whether this driver line-up is sufficient to excite TV companies to pay mega-bucks remains to be seen.