02 Nov

Perkins Steps in at Pukekohe

Lucas Dumbrell confirmed that Alex Rullo and LDM will go their separate ways after a decision regarding the 2018 Championship would see Rullo discontinue his drive with the team.

Jack Perkins has been welcomed to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at Pukekohe for the ITM Auckland SuperSprint. 

The decision was made on Wednesday afternoon to terminate Alex Rullo’s contract after a mutual agreement was made after the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

“We couldn’t come to an agreement regarding next year, so both parties decided it was best to split now,” said Lucas Dumbrell.

“It was a mutual decision. We thank Alex for his efforts this year and I wish him all the best for the future.

“It’s good to have Jack (Perkins) back on board. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time and is a notable back up, having filled in for us before.”

Perkins last substituted Supercars drive was in 2015, when he replaced an injured Nick Percat at the Sydney 500.

Jack will also take on the challenge at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 from November 24 – 26.

“I’m looking forward to having a drive in the car and any chance to cut some laps in this category is great,” said Perkins.

“Pukekohe is a circuit that I have had great results at in the Supertourers (in New Zealand).

“Hopefully we can push for some improved results for the team.”

The ITM Auckland SuperSprint Kicks off on Friday 3rd November.

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