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Irish driver signs for New Zealand campaign


Teenaged Irish driver will use this summer's TRS as part of his quest for a career in Formula 1.

Northern Irish driver, William (Buck) Buller will contest the International Trophy section of this season’s New Zealand Toyota Racing Series.

The International Trophy is run over three rounds of the TRS.

Buller (16) is a graduate of karting, Irish stock car racing and Formula BMW Europe, will join the new Giles Motorsport team.

Buller began in karts when he was 10, and won the intermediate division at the Maxxis TKM Festival in 2007.

In a parallel career in British stock cars, he won the 2005 Irish championship and was second in the 2007 European championship.

This year, racing for the Fortec team in the European Formula BMW series, he finished best placed British driver.

He says TRS will help continue his ambition to gain a Formula 1 drive, and will give him a valuable edge while other northern hemisphere drivers are in their off season.

Briton Will Stevens will also race the international rounds for the Giles team.

A third young British driver some Australians may also contest the international trophy races.

The Australian entry is likely to come through long-time TRS supporter and entrant Trevor Sheumack, who brought Nathan Antunes here last year.

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