DOLBY RETURNS FOR TITLE TILT WITH SPURS 26/03/10 - Craig Dolby will return to the familiar surroundings of the Tottenham Hotspur garage this season as he begins his bid for a first Superleague Formula by Sonangol crown. The Melton-Mowbray ...
DOLBY RETURNS FOR TITLE TILT WITH SPURS
26/03/10 - Craig Dolby will return to the familiar surroundings of the Tottenham Hotspur garage this season as he begins his bid for a first Superleague Formula by Sonangol crown.
The Melton-Mowbray resident finished second in last season's standings after taking the league title fight with Premiership rivals Liverpool down to the wire at Jarama.
Now in his third season of Superleague Formula, Dolby will continue with Alan Docking Racing this year as he attempts to build on the one victory and five further podium finishes he achieved in what was a super consistent 2009 campaign.
Craig Dolby: "I can't wait for the season to start. I said at the end of 2009 that if I got the chance to come back again, 2010 had the makings of a fantastic year for myself and Spurs. I am grateful that Alan Docking stuck by me over the winter and wanted to keep me in his team. The same goes for Tottenham actually, which is a great endorsement.
"There's no question that I'm aiming to go one better and win the title this season. I've only got the top step in mind. It's going to be tough as some great drivers have been signed which is fantastic not only for the championship but also myself, as it gives me the chance to go up against them and hopefully come out somewhere near the top."
Dolby is also expecting a tough challenge from fellow Brit James Walker who will drive for reigning champions Liverpool in 2010.
"I know James well and he's a very strong driver to race against. It's great that the championship starts at Silverstone too so the support should be unbelievable with two British drivers competing for two Premiership clubs. I'll certainly be going out there to put on a show for everyone and push my hardest.
"I've been training hard throughout the winter which has made me fitter and lighter than I was last year. I'm also mentally stronger thanks to the confidence gained last year which I'll carry over into the new season. I also know the team. Magny-Cours at the start of last season was the first time I'd raced with ADR, so with a year now under our belts together, we'll hopefully come out stronger at the start and emulate what Adrian (Valles) and Liverpool did, which was rack up lots of points early on."
A Club spokesperson said: "We are absolutely delighted to have retained Craig Dolby as our driver for the Tottenham Hotspur Superleague Formula car for the forthcoming season. He did fantastically well to secure the runner up place last year and showed himself to be one of the most exciting drivers in the series. Building on last year's success we hope Craig, with the support of Alan Docking Racing, will have a real chance of winning the Championship this time round."
The opening round of the Superleague Formula 2010 season comes from Silverstone on Easter weekend, April 3/4.