Spur sign Superleague Formula star Craig Dolby from Anderlecht
16.06.2009: One of the UK’s most promising young racers, Craig Dolby, will line up for leading London club Tottenham Hotspur in this year’s Superleague Formula race series which kicks off at Magny Cours in France on 28 June
One of the UK’s most promising young racers, Craig Dolby, will line up for leading London club Tottenham Hotspur in this year’s Superleague Formula race series which kicks off at Magny Cours in France on 28 June.
The 21-year old Englishman was one of the undoubted stars of the inaugural Superleague Formula season when taking top Belgian club Anderlecht to an impressive sixth place in the final points table.
“I’m over the moon to be back in Superleague and it’s fantastic to be racing for an English club. The cars are great to drive and the sound from their V12 engines is just out of this world,” enthused a delighted Dolby. “Superleague was a massive step up for me in 2008 but I learned a lot. I’m now fitter, more mature and ready to build on the podiums I achieved with Anderlecht. Hopefully we can get a win early on and then have a really good crack at the outright championship title. I’m there to win it this year and itching to get out on the track.”
Adding to the intrigue, the Tottenham Hotspur is part of a rare Anglo-Scottish soccer alliance as Silverstone-based Alan Docking Racing is managing the Spurs cars alongside the Glasgow Rangers FC entry.
“Far from being rivals, I’m sure we’ll be a strong team,” continued Dolby. “Having a fast team-mate, like John Martin who’s racing for Rangers, means we will push each other hard.”
After mixed results in 2008 when the club finished in mid-table, Tottenham Hotspur is hoping that its latest signing will produce its maiden Superleague Formula race win in 2009. Second place at Zolder in Belgium is the club’s best race finish to date.
"Tottenham Hotspur is delighted that Craig has agreed to be our new driver for the 2009 Superleague Formula season,” confirmed Executive Director, Paul Barber. "We would like to take this opportunity to thank last year’s driver, Duncan Tappy, for his efforts in the Spurs car, and hope Craig will continue to build up our reputation in Superleague. At such a young age, we feel he is one of the most exciting young drivers around and we are proud to have him representing the Spurs on the track. Once again, we are delighted to be lining up on the Superleague grid alongside some of the biggest clubs in world football for another year." 2009 Superleague Formula Race Dates:
Round Circuit Country Date 1 Magny-Cours France June 27/28, 2009 2 Zolder Belgium July 18/19, 2009 3 Donington Park UK August 1/2, 2009 4 Estoril Portugal September 5/6, 2009 5 Monza Italy October 3/4, 2009 6 Circuito de Jarama Spain November 7/8, 2009
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