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: Series Zolder Friday notes

LIVERPOOL FC ON TOP AS SUPERLEAGUE ROARS INTO BELGIUM 17/07/2009 - Championship leaders Liverpool FC set the early pace as the 2009 Superleague Formula by Sonangol revved up for this weekend's showdowns at the Zolder circuit in Belgium. Friday's...

LIVERPOOL FC ON TOP AS SUPERLEAGUE ROARS INTO BELGIUM

17/07/2009 - Championship leaders Liverpool FC set the early pace as the 2009 Superleague Formula by Sonangol revved up for this weekend's showdowns at the Zolder circuit in Belgium. Friday's timetable provided the 18 famous soccer clubs contesting the football-themed series with three 30-minute Free Practice sessions in the build up to Saturday's all-important qualifying and Sunday's two races.

Spanish striker Adrian Valles put Liverpool on top of the combined time sheets by setting the fastest lap time in the third of today's sessions, Valles was also quickest in the first session while Kasper Andersen was fastest in the second session for impressive Danish newcomers FC Midtjylland.

Valles, who won one of the corresponding races at Zolder last year, commented: "I'm pleased with the start we have made at Zolder - of course it's good to be fastest but I'm certain our rivals will be working hard on their cars overnight to close the gap."

Predictably, as the teams perfected the set-up on their V12 powered single-seater race cars, the final session saw the fastest times. Galatasaray (Duncan Tappy) and Al Ain (Esteban Guerrieri) were second and third fastest in the this session and overall.

Though second in the overall points standings after two strong performances at Magny-Cours, local favourite RSC Anderlecht was down in 13th place. The Brussels-based club will be looking for a significant improvement overnight before the real action starts in the hunt for points and prizes.

Championship points awarded in the two dramatic 44+1 minute Superleague Formula showdowns will be added together with the highest overall scorer winning the euro 100,000 top prize, euro 70,000 will go to the second highest points scorer and euro 40,000 to the third.

As well as the pair of Superleague Formula highlights, Zolder's spectacular weekend schedule features no fewer than 11 support races with rounds of the EuroBoss F1, Dutch Super Car and Formula Ford Benelux championships also in action. Following Superleague Formula's practice and qualifying sessions on the Saturday, great value is guaranteed - adult entrance tickets for Sunday are priced at just €20 (children under 12 are free) and all admission includes access to the Superleague Formula paddock.

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Drivers Adrian Valles , Esteban Guerrieri , Duncan Tappy