Teenager Alex Rullo will make his return to the Dunlop Super2 Series after inking a deal with the Nissan Super2 team, MW Motorsport.
Rullo who raced in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship full-time up until he left his team, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, when the now-Ford team told him a second year in Supercars won’t happen with them.
He went on to test a British Touring Car and also undertake an evaluation day with MWM, and which allowed the Western Australian to return to the team where he became the youngest ever winner of a national CAMS circuit racing event on his way to a runner-up finish in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series.
“After completing an evaluation day with the team late last year, the car felt really good in comparison to the LDM Commodore,” said Rullo.
“The Nissan is quite different so it will take a bit to get comfortable, but I’m really keen to be working with Matt (White, team owner) and his team again.
“I’ve learnt a lot since working with him in 2015, so hopefully we can continue our race-winning partnership.”
Rullo raced with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for two years, after his Kuhmo V8 stint with MW Motorsport. He earned a best result of 15th in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 pairing with more experienced co-driver Alex Davison.
He believes the experience last year will hold him in good stead for his 2018 campaign.
“Although last year was tough competing in an outdated car, I feel like it was a real character-building season,” he added.
“I learned a lot off the VASC drivers and I know what it’s like to compete at their level. There’s definitely going to be a high-level of competition in Super2 this year from what I’ve heard. It’ll be tough but hopefully we surprise a few people.”
Rullo, who will test early next week, joins already announced Dean Fiore and soon-to-be announced Garry Jacobson at MWM.