Life in the fast lane for World final referee Brendan Moore

Former Sheffield bus driver Brendan Moore will swap the double-decker for a Porsche when he takes charge of the Betfred World Championship final.

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For the Steel City referee will be chauffered to and from the showpiece final at the city’s Crucible Theatre in a high-powered sports car.

Life in the fast lane is something Moore – who first officiated on the professional tour in 2005 – has become well-versed to, spending six months of the year jetting around the globe.

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But the 46-year-old is relishing the chance to take charge of his second Crucible final – the sport’s showpiece occasion – after refereeing the 2014 final.

“I would have been driving (on Sunday), then a taxi on Monday, for the party afterwards,” Moore told The Yorkshire Post.

“But, Porsche in Sheffield are doing the courtesy cars for the final on Sunday and Monday. So a Porsche is coming to pick me up and drop me at home for all four sessions.

“I can’t wait for that, I might be dropping a few hints to see if they would let me have one on lease for a year.”