WILLIAM Buller was a happy man after he finally recorded his first win in the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series.
The racer was first past the post in race two at the former French F1 Grand Prix venue at Paul Ricard.
In the process, he not only posted his first win in F3 but also his first win for the Daventry-based Fortec team.
And it was part of a fine weekend for Buller as he also finished second in race three having started off with seventh in race one.
“It was a really good weekend and I’m delighted to have got my first victory,” he said.
“Getting the victory is great as it’s been overdue.
“I’ve had the speed but haven’t always had the luck on my side.
“Being on the top step of the podium is a fantastic reward for all the boys at Fortec who have worked so hard this season to give me a good car.
“And it is also great for the people behind the MSA Team UK initiative and all my sponsors who have made my F3 programme possible.
“First and second are good results for me over the weekend and strong points towards the championship.
“I’m only 27 points away from second in the standings, so things are really hotting up.”
Buller is now up to sixth in the championship which is still being headed by Brazilian Felipe Nasir (Carlin) after he won races one and three in France.