ALEX, 17, GETS UP T O SPEED

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISCH McMA­HON

DE­SPITE be­ing the pup on the cir­cuit, Alex Rullo is still mix­ing it with the old dogs in the Su­per­cars.

The 17- year- old Su­per­cars debu­tant be­lieves his youth won’t hold him back when it comes to rac­ing to­day, af­ter get­ting a few prac­tices un­der his belt on the Townsville track yes­ter­day.

“I raced the Dun­lop Se­ries here last year, so it’s great to be back, and I’m just keen to get out there,” Rullo said.

“We’ve had a track walk. There are not too many changes from last year – a few dif­fer­ent curves – but it’s an awe­some track to race at. The hy­brid lay­out, from the street at the start to Reid Park at the sec­ond half, I love this track and the curves here.”

He said he wasn’t con­cerned that he was the youngest on the cir­cuit and felt like he was hit­ting his straps mov­ing into the sec­ond half of the sea­son. “It’s just a num­ber,” Rullo says of his age. “I’ve had a good year so far, learn­ing wise, I’m get­ting up to speed with it all, I think now that I’m in the sec­ond half of the year I can push for some good re­sults.

“The car is look­ing re­ally good. It’s been one of the good look­ing ones all year. I think we’re well pre­pared for the race, that’s for sure.”

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