Alex Rullo and Taz Douglas are looking to make gains at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix this coming weekend. Improvement and consistency are the goals as they step into their Holden VF Commodore supercars for what is a non-Championship round.
For the 16-year-old Perth schoolboy, the non-Championship round will be just his second event in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Repair Management Australia will back the youngster continuing their naming rights sponsorship.
“It’s so great to be backing an aspiring young talent as he starts his career in the main game,” said RMA Owner Phil Munday
“It is an absolute honor to have such a young and enthusiastic driver who is eager to learn.”
Pleased with the young drivers efforts in Adelaide Team Owner Lucas Dumbrell has spoken to Alex about trying to make the most of the track time afforded to him over the Grand Prix weekend stressing the importance of completing every lap.
Although the race meeting only provides drivers with a sole practice session, four back to back qualifying sessions each lasting ten minutes will certainly keep all drivers on their toes.
Four – 13 lap sprint races across Friday Saturday and Sunday will provide a valuable opportunity for Alex to further experience the close-knit racing with the field likely covered by less than a few seconds.
Taz Douglas will continue in the #3 entry having put on an admirable performance at the Clipsal 500. The experienced 33 year old is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase his skills after a four-month break prior to racing at Clipsal only a few weeks ago. Douglas’ ultimate goal would be to secure a drive with LD Motorsport for the rest of the 2017 Championship.
“I’ve told Lucas that I’m available to drive with last minute notice throughout the year, Douglas said.
“I’m happy to be here representing LDM and defiantly wouldn’t say no should he need me to step in at any of the rounds.
“I really enjoyed myself in Adelaide it’s a great feeling to be back competing against some of the best touring car drivers in the world.
“At the same time I’m helping Alex as much as possible to try and fast track his progression.”
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