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SPANISH STARS LIGHT UP THE STREETS OF JEREZ Superleague Formula's trio of Spanish stars Borja Garcia (Sevilla FC), Andy Soucek (Atletico Madrid) and Adrian Valles (Liverpool) lit up the streets of Jerez today when they unleashed their 750 ...

SPANISH STARS LIGHT UP THE STREETS OF JEREZ

Superleague Formula's trio of Spanish stars Borja Garcia (Sevilla FC), Andy Soucek (Atletico Madrid) and Adrian Valles (Liverpool) lit up the streets of Jerez today when they unleashed their 750 horsepower, V12 powered machines downtown in the Southern Spanish city.

The three Spanish drivers ran their machines along Avda. Alvaro Domecq in the city that lends its name to the local racetrack that will host the final round of the inaugural football-themed championship this weekend.

Local fans got a unique preview opportunity to hear the beautiful noise from the V12 machines echoing off the local buildings.

All three drivers have their sights set on a strong weekend on home soil with Garcia in particular looking to delight the local Sevilla fans.

"I had a win at the opening round of the championship, now it is time to finish on a high note," Garcia said.

"Whatever it takes - race one or race two - a win is definitely my target here. There is going to be a lot of fans coming from Sevilla and my aim will be to give them something to celebrate."

Soucek is looking for better fortunes on home soil after a terrible run of recent luck in Superleague Formula events.

"We have been fast every week, but just unlucky with reliability," Soucek said.

"This would be the perfect place to have a good result. It was great to have a run on the streets today - it really reminds you how smooth the race tracks are.

"It is also excellent for the fans to get the chance to see the cars run up and down where many people are usually driving to work."

Liverpool driver Valles still has a mathematical chance of clinching the championship. However, he would have to have a very strong race week and rely on dramatic misfortune for Beijing Guoan's Davide Rigon.

"There is no pressure on me - I just have to go out and win both races. The pressure will all be on Beijing to ensure they don't slip up," Valles said.

"I will be out to finish the year as strongly as I can for Liverpool and add another race victory."

The three Spanish drivers will join the remainder of the Superleague Formula driver line up for this evening's qualifying draw at Alcazar de Jerez - a 12th century Spanish fortress.

Practice and qualifying kicks off for this weekend's final round tomorrow with Sunday's two races scheduled for 11.00am and 2.00pm.

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Drivers Davide Rigon , Adrian Valles , Borja Garcia , Andy Soucek