Power Maxed Racing are set to hit the track at Brands Hatch next week, with Australian young gun Alex Rullo getting behind the wheel of one of the teams Vauxhall Astra’s.
Making history as the youngest driver to compete in the Virgin Australian Supercars Championship at just 16 earlier this year, Rullo will get his first taste of BTCC machinery at the Kent circuit.
Starting his career at just 14 competing in the V8 Touring Car Nationals, Rullo made an immediate impact as he sealed four wins and helped earn his team second place in the championship.
Now considering his options for 2018, the youngster becomes the latest driver to test with the team, with former BTCC race winner Sam Tordoff and endurance ace Martin Plowman having tested earlier this month.
“It’s a long way to travel for one day, so naturally I wanted to test with a developing top team,” said Rullo on btcc.net.
“I have thought long and hard about my options for 2018, the BTCC is an incredible series and could be the way to go for us in 2018, so when we contacted Adam Weaver and then he subsequently offered me the opportunity, naturally I jumped at it.”
Power Maxed Racing Team Principal, Adam Weaver, added: “I am really looking forward to meeting with Alex, his manager and his family at the test.
“We intrigued to see how he gets on in his first outing in a BTCC car, and as people will know, we are gaining a good reputation for bringing young talent to the championship – securing the Jack Sears Trophy twice in three years. Maybe we can do it again in 2018.”
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