Dutch driver Yelmer Buurman (24 years old) will return to Superleague Formula action in 2011 as he takes the wheel of the Netherlands – PSV Eindhoven car. He was announced today at Zolder, in Belgium. Buurman drove for PSV in the inaugural Superleague Formula series back in 2008, when he finished the season as runner up.
Buurman was able to take the newly re-liveried car out onto the circuit for a number of flying laps.
“It was great fun getting out on track to put in a few laps, it certainly blows away a few cobwebs!” he commented afterwards.
“It´s good to be back in Superleague Formula for 2011, especially as we have a great calendar for this year.” says Buurman, “The V12 engines make for some spectacular racing and it will be good getting back in the car for real. The Superleague Formula car is thrilling to race in and as we have seen last year the championship is very competitive."
“Assen is a great place to start the series, it´s always good to race on home soil, it would be a great place to start with a win. I´m sure that we will put on a pretty spectacular show for all the Dutch race fans who come to watch us next weekend”.
Another driver to return to the Superleague Formula fold today is fellow Robert Doornbos. The Dutchman, who is backed by ERU Prestige, will drive the Atech Reid prepared, Netherlands car. It completes a very strong Dutch line-up in the championship.
The 2011 Superleague Formula season gets underway at Assen on June 4/5 and will visit Belgium, Russia, China, Brazil, the Middle East and New Zealand with eight rounds in total.
Buurman and Doornbos join Craig Dolby, John Martin, Max Wissel and Filip Salaquarda who all have confirmed drives this season, with a number of drivers being announced in the next few days.