Buurman gets AC Milan drive for 2010

Yelmer Buurman will drive for the Atech-run AC Milan team in this year's Superleague Formula

Buurman gets AC Milan drive for 2010

The 23-year-old Dutchman has been a Superleague regular since the football-themed series' inception - taking second in the inaugural championship for PSV Eindhoven (Azerti) and taking Zakspeed's Anderlecht entry to fourth last year. Atech ran 2009 Superleague champion Adrian Valles' Liverpool car.

"I am happy to be back in Superleague Formula with last year's championship-winning team and I look forward to scoring for a top club," said Buurman.

"AC Milan is one of the best clubs in the world and I am proud to defend their honours. After being second and fourth in the championship over the last two years I will now go for the top.

"I only have one aim and that is winning the championship for and with AC Milan. I am ready for it and I'd like to thank everyone at Atech GP for their confidence in my capabilities."

Team boss David Hayle said Buurman has long been a target for his squad.

"I'm very pleased to have finally penned a deal with Yelmer who I've known from his Formula Renault days," said Hayle.

"Over the years I've watched him grow up and over the last two seasons he has proven to be a particularly strong contender in Superleague Formula, finishing second and fourth. This season we'll be looking to go one stage further with him and I expect him to be in the fight for the championship."

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