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2017 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport - News / Updates

Post by kennymiesta » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:23 pm

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Rullo receives CAMS approval for AGP meeting
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Teenager Alex Rullo has received approval from CAMS to continue his Supercars campaign at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix later this month.

The 16-year-old schoolboy is being monitored by the Australian motorsport governing body after failing to qualify for a CAMS Superlicense, which is required to compete in the category.

Rullo was awarded a special dispensation having been unable to meet the age and points criteria to earn a full licence.

Despite his limited experience, the Perth native produced a solid debut performance to finish both 250km heats on his full debut at the Clipsal 500 last weekend for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

His only fault came when he found the tyre wall at Turn 5 in Practice 2.

Having analysed the teen’s performance, CAMS has deemed Rullo met the required standard to continue racing in the series.

“CAMS have obtained a report from Chairman of the Stewards incorporating comments and observations from the Steward, the Race Director and the Driving Standards Observer with respect to Alex Rullo’s driving during last weekend’s Supercars event at Clipsal 500,” read a statement sent to Speedcafe.com.

“On the basis of that report it has been determined that Alex Rullo shall receive a Provisional Superlicence for the next round of the Supercars Competition at Albert Park between 23 and 26 March, 2017.”

The youngest driver to race in Supercars declared his weekend a success and is already preparing for his next outing in the LDM Commodore.

“Positive weekend and lots learnt,” said Rullo.

“Thanks to everyone who made it happen and for the support. Great way to start the year and can’t wait for the next one.”
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Post by kennymiesta » Thu May 04, 2017 6:35 pm

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Matt Brabham set for shock Supercars debut at Barbagallo
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Matt Brabham is working towards a shock Supercars debut at this weekend’s Perth Super Sprint as a last minute replacement for Taz Douglas at Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

Brabham, who was already in Perth for the Stadium Super Trucks support races, appears poised to take over the #3 Repair Management Australia Commodore, in place of Douglas, who had other engagements.

His Supercars debut is subject to securing a Supercars superlicence exemption from the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) as the American-Australian does not meet the criteria to qualify for a licence.

If secured Brabham will replace Douglas, who had filled the seat on an event-by-event basis due to Matt Chahda’s failure to obtain a Superlicence after originally being announced as the permanent driver.

Brabham has confirmed to Speedcafe.com that there is a chance he will be in the car, but is awaiting 100 percent confirmation and approval from CAMS.
“I think it would be awesome (if it comes off),” Brabham told Speedcafe.com.

“All my buddies that I grew up racing with in go karts are in Supercars now so it was cool to see them move up the ranks while I was over in America.

“I’ve obviously wanted to race the V8 guys and it would be a good chance. At the same time I have never driven one before and the goal will be to just get laps in and keep it clean.”

Since starting last year’s Indianapolis 500 and Indianapolis Grand Prix IndyCar races for Pirtek Team Murray, Brabham has been a fixture in the Stadium Super Trucks, picking up a win during the most recent round in Long Beach.

His recent tin-top experience includes single starts in the Australian Production Car Championship and Toyota 86 Racing Series late last year.

While in Sydney for his Toyota 86 drive, Brabham expressed a desire to test a Supercar, having tested a Late Model NASCAR in 2015.

Brabham’s father Geoff enjoyed success in Australia’s touring car scene during the nineties, winning the 1993 Sandown 500 with David Parsons for Glenn Seton Racing and the 1997 Bathurst 1000 (Super Tourers) with brother David.

The latter of those was with the powerful BMW Motorsport team, with whom he was also a two-time runner-up in the Australian Super Touring Championship.

Practice 1 for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship starts tomorrow at 1200 AWST (1400 AEST).
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Post by Mike D » Fri May 05, 2017 9:07 am

Good for Matthew!

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Post by kennymiesta » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:29 pm

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Alex Davison joins LDM for Sydney plus enduros
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Alex Davison will rejoin Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport at this weekend’s Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint and the upcoming Pirtek Enduro Cup.

The 37-year-old returned to the Supercars grid for the first time since 2015 last month after securing a deal to race for the Melbourne team at the Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint.

Davison became the fifth driver to race the #3 Holden Commodore this season following in the footsteps of Taz Douglas, Matthew Brabham, Cameron McConville and Aaren Russell.

The Carrera Cup Australia driver remained tight-lipped regarding his future at the team following the Ipswich round.

However, Davison has confirmed he will remain behind the wheel at Sydney and the three enduros.

The former Supercars full-timer is yet to learn whether he will drive the #3 or join Alex Rullo in the #62 entry for the Wilson Security Sandown 500, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Vodafone Gold Coast 600 races.

Russell is set to become the primary driver of the #3 entry at Bathurst as part of a three event deal, which included the Townsville 400 and November’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500 season finale.

“It is really exciting to have a deal for the enduros which was the aim overall, and for that to include the two sprint races in Ipswich and Sydney as well is as good a preparation as you can get,” Davison told Speedcafe.com.

“It is unusual to have the opportunity in the lead up to the enduro rounds.

“It hasn’t been an ideal scenario for LDM not to have a full-time driver in the car but on the upside it has given me really good preparation.”

Davison hopes a run out in this year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup, after being absent last season, will kick-start his co-driving career.

“Regardless of the situation you always want to be out there and get the best drive you can, so the first thing was just having a drive for this year,” he added.

“The second aspect to it is that it was not ideal to miss out on a drive at the enduros last year and it was very important that if there was an opportunity for this year that I take it.

“Hopefully it will help get things kick-started a little bit.”

Davison says he is yet to discuss the possibility of remaining with the team for the ITM Auckland 400 (November 3-5) after the enduros.
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