Alex Rullo to drive an Opel Astra for Kelly Racing
03 May 2019
Alex Rullo has been confirmed in one of Kelly Racing’s Opel Astra TCR cars ahead the inaugural TCR Australia Series, kicking off at Sydney Motorsport Park in two weeks time.
Rullo will drive one of the team’s two Astra TCRs and is the second confirmed driver for the four-car Kelly TCR team, joining Molly Taylor who was recently announced in a Subaru WRX STI.
The West Australian is no stranger to the Kelly Racing team, having driven alongside Simona De Silvestro in the Supercars Championship endurance races last year.
Despite being just 18 years old, Rullo has a wealth of top-level experience under his belt. He started his national career in the Super3 V8 Series at the age of 14, followed by a season in Super2 before progressing to the Supercars Championship.
“It’s great to be continuing my relationship with Kelly Racing in the new TCR Australia Series,” said Alex Rullo. “The cars are terrific. The Astra has just landed and I‘m looking forward to driving it at Winton on Monday. I drove a British Touring Car Astra in the UK recently. These are similar to the TCR cars, and that was a heap of fun. My expectation is to be competitive. The driver and team line-up looks really strong, but it’s a new series, new cars and everyone is new to it so there are a lot of unknowns. Kelly Racing is a great team though, so I feel we are going to be at the top and really looking forward to being a part of it.”
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