PSV Eindhoven wins race 2 at Nurburgring
PSV Eindhoven emerged as winners of Race 2 of Superleague Formula in Germany on Sunday afternoon, driver Yelmer Buurman capitalizing on a late mistake by AS Roma to nip by the Italian car with just minutes of racing remaining.
Second was Anderlecht, with Leicester's Craig Dolby on board, with championship leaders Beijing Guoan third. Long-time leaders Roma were fourth.
In a reverse grid following Race 1's results, Roma and Liverpool got off to a flying start and streaked away from the field.
Tottenham was forced to retire early after a clash with Al-Ain, while Liverpool followed shortly afterwards, retiring with mechanical problems on lap four.
Early pace setters Basel were next to come to an abrupt halt - on lap 13 - with Eindhoven's pace coming to the fore at same stage of the event.
One man on an excellent charge, however, was Rangers' James Walker who had climbed from 15th on the grid to fourth before a spin on lap 15 ended his race and brought the Safety Car out on track.
Also weaving his way through the field was Race 1 winner Robert Doornbos, who even barged Atletico Madrid out of his way at one point. The Dutch racer eventually finished sixth, a result perfectly acceptable considering he started last on the grid.
After a Safety Car mix-up, the action resumed with eight minutes remaining, though it was clear that Roma were struggling and would find it difficult to stay in front of Eindhoven.
The pressure proved too much for Enrico Toccacelo, who ran wide at Turn 1 with two minutes plus one lap left on the clock, to allow not only Eindhoven but Anderlecht and Beijing by.
There was still time enough for Doornbos to get by Galatasaray on the main straight and claim a second impressive result on the day for his Italian squad.
RESULTS - Nurburgring, Race 2
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CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (official):
Beijing Guoan, 151; PSV Eindhoven, 127; Sevilla FC, 120; RSC Anderlecht, 107; AS Roma, 105; FC Porto, 101; Liverpool FC, 92; Tottenham Hotspur, 90; Galatasaray, 90; AC Milan, 85; Rangers FC, 83; FC Basel, 78; Corinthians, 74; Al-Ain, 69; Flamengo, 66; Borussia Dortmund, 52; Olympiacos, 52; Atletico Madrid, 20