BULLER TARGETS SUCCESS IN MACAU Young Northern Irish racer William Buller will hope to repeat past success when he returns to the famous Macau circuit this weekend for the annual end of season Formula Three Grand Prix. The 18-year-old from ...
BULLER TARGETS SUCCESS IN MACAU
Young Northern Irish racer William Buller will hope to repeat past success when he returns to the famous Macau circuit this weekend for the annual end of season Formula Three Grand Prix.
The 18-year-old from Scarva produced a stunning performance around the challenging street circuit last year to secure victory in the Formula BMW Pacific race before graduating to British F3 for the 2010 campaign.
An impressive debut season, capped by a stunning podium finish in the season finale at Brands Hatch, saw Will finish the year eighth in the championship and he now returns to Macau for his maiden appearance in the Macau Grand Prix.
The event will mark Will's first F3 appearance for Fortec Motorsport after he agreed a deal to rejoin the team for the 2011 season, having previously competed for Richard Dutton's squad in Formula BMW.
Having tested with the team in the UK following the conclusion of the British F3 season, Will heads to Macau in confident mood as part of a three-car Fortec team alongside Oliver Webb and Lucas Foresti.
"It's great to be back in Macau and I have some fantastic memories after winning here last year," Will, a member of the Motor Sport Association's Team UK programme, said. "This will be my first F3 race with Fortec, which I'm really looking forward to, and I'm going into the weekend on the back of a really good testing programme with them over the past few months.
"The line-up for the F3 race is strong this season and some of the drivers are coming back for a third or fourth year, but I think my victory in the Formula BMW race last year has put me in a good position to try and fight for a place on the podium.
"I can't wait to get on track and get down to business!"
Previous winners of the Macau Grand Prix include the late Ayrton Senna, seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher and the current F3 Euroseries champion Edoardo Mortara.