According to Davide Rigon, 'Superleague is one of the highest level categories of motorsport'. Last year the 24 year old Italian became the first driver to win the Superleague Title twice and scooping an impressive â‚¬1.6m prize fund in the process. He guided the RSC Anderlecht car home to clinch the championship during the last race of the season ahead of Brit Craig Dolby during a closely fought battle all year.
'To be honest everyone was very fast! But in the last races my biggest rivals were Craig Dolby, Yelmer Buurman and John Martin. It was a very close end to the season and ever point really counted.' The Italian stated. The title could have gone to a number of drivers in 2010 but it was Rigon who held his never to close the gap on Dolby and Buurman over the last few races an take the title in amazing fashion in one of the closest championship battles you are likely to see.
It was a good year for Rigon and the Belgium Anderlecht team after suffering highs and lows to take the title and when asked what his highlight of the season was, Davide responded, 'There were three major highlights for me last year, thebest moments of the season were at Assen after my first win, and then afterwards at Portimao when I went first in the championship, but certainly the biggest moment was in Navarra for me and my whole team, when we managed to win the championship!'
Having won the Championship in 2010, Rigon signed as a Ferrari simulator driver, something he is looking forward to as he stated, 'To be honest I have some time that I am available to Scuderia Ferrari for the development of their cars, mainly on the simulator. As an Italian, and a racing driver, it is good to work with Ferrari'. But the GP2 series is the ultimate target for Davide, 'This year I’m looking at making the GP2 series but I still have not found all of the budget.' he stated.
Having spent the off season training hard to keep in shape and to be ready just in case one of the formula one teams came knocking, Davide is keen to be prepared for the 2011 season whatever it throws at him but it's not all hard work as he spoke of what he has been up to over the winter break. 'I continued working with my trainer to try to be in as good shape as can be, just in case the chance to drive in Formula 1 came along. But not just for that, it is really important to be in my best possible shape for the 2011 season.' He said, before continuing 'The week before Christmas I was in the mountains with my girlfriend and friends to ski and relax a bit. It was great to unwind.'
Finally, when asked if there was any message he had for fans of the Superleague Formula, 'Of course!Continue to follow this beautiful and spectacular series. This is one of the highest level categories of motorsport in the world now.' Came the response.