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Buller comes back with a big bang


Will Buller leads the F3 Championship

Will Buller leads the F3 Championship

Will Buller leads the F3 Championship

Will Buller made a impressive return to British Formula Three racing at Silverstone.

Less than a week after quitting the T-Sport team in the European GP3, the 20-year-old from Scarva took second place in each of the two British F3 international races at the British Grand Prix circuit and now tops the championship table.

After a disappointing start to the GP3 championship, Buller opted to leave T-Sport early last week and re-join his old Fortec team in the British series.

And at Silverstone yesterday he took second place in race one in a Fortec Dallara-Mercedes but was officially classified first as 'winner' as John Bryant-Meisner from Sweden was an unregistered guest driver and not part of the British series.

In race two, Buller again took second, losing out to Antonio Giovinazzi by just over a second.

Meanwhile, Ivor McCullough's unbeaten start to the local season came to an end at Kirkistown.

The Ballymena driver had won the first four rounds of the Formula Ford championship in his Van Diemen and he made it five in a row in the first of two races at the Co Down circuit.

But in race two, 22-year-old O'Hara, Ireland's Driver of the Year in 2012, turned the tables, edging out McCullough by less than a second in the last lap.

Other winners included track record holder Philip Shields who won both Formula Libre races in his GP2 Dallara and James Turkington.

The Cavan Rally, round three of the Irish national championship, was won by series leader Declan Boyle in his S12 Subaru.

Belfast Telegraph