Fortec Motorsports has signed talented Northern Irishman William Buller for the 2011 Cooper Tires British F3 International Series. The deal also includes the prestigious Macau GP and Korean Superprix, which take place in November.
Fortec enjoyed a very strong 2010 season, finishing third in the championship with rookie driver Oli Webb. Team owner Richard Dutton commented: “I am really pleased to have Will back with us at Fortec. He is a true racer with excellent car control and certainly will be a championship contender next year.”
Will Buller added: “We had several offers on the table but this is the right decision for me. The Fortec car is very competitive and I have a good relationship with all the guys on the team. I have learned a lot this year and we are now in a good situation to plan our title bid for next year.”
Alf Buller, Will’s father, said: “This is the logical step for us. We feel Fortec have had the car of the championship this year. The engineer was a major factor in our decision and the dynamic between Will and Fortec engineer Andi Scott is a strong combination. The Mercedes engine has proved to be very strong and completes the package we have worked hard to put together for 2011.”
Andi Scott, Will Buller’s new race engineer, said: “I am looking forward to an exciting year with Will. He has got stronger as the season has gone on, finishing a superb second in the season finale at Brands Hatch. It will be extra special to work with him as we are both from Northern Ireland and want to do our country proud.” Fortec will now kick off their winter test campaign in preparation for the upcoming Macau GP, Korean Superprix and 2011 championship.
British F3 is sponsored by US tyre manufacturer Cooper Tire and is further supported by Sunoco Racing Fuels, Anglo American Oil Company and Mirror.co.uk
Fortec driver Webb is to join British F3 Champion Jean-Eric Vergne and series runner-up James Calado at next month’s World Series by Renault test session in Spain, it is announced today. “We are very pleased that Renaultsport has extended the invitation to the top three drivers in British F3,” said SRO general manager Lisa Crampton.