Perkins replaces Rullo at LD Motorsport

Jack Perkins will make his first solo Supercars start since the end of 2015 in New Zealand this weekend, benefitting from a split between LD Motorsport and teenager Alex Rullo.

Perkins replaces Rullo at LD Motorsport
 James Courtney, Walkinshaw Racing, Jack Perkins, Walkinshaw Racing
Alex Rullo, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden
 Jack Perkins, Walkinshaw Racing
 Jack Perkins, Walkinshaw Racing
Jack Perkins, Walkinshaw Racing

Rullo has reportedly split with the team due its plans for the 2018 season, with a change in ownership and structure at the minnow squad set to see the Perth high school student miss out on the second year of his deal.

That means Rullo – the only driver to have consistently raced at LDM all season – will miss the Pukekohe round.

His replacement will be HSV Racing co-driver Jack Perkins, who last started a solo round at the end of 2015, standing in at LDM for the injured Nick Percat.

He comes into Pukekohe with plenty of recent miles, however, fresh of the back of the three long-distance races alongside James Courtney.

“We couldn’t come to an agreement regarding next year, so both parties decided it was best to split now,” team owner Lucas Dumbrell confirmed to the Supercars official website.

“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 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.”

Aaren Russell will drive the other LDM Commodore this weekend.

Perkins is the sixth different driver to suit up for the squad at a solo round this year, the roster across the two cars also including Rullo, Taz Douglas, Matt Brabham, Alex Davison, and Cameron McConville.

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Series Supercars
Event Auckland
Location Pukekohe Park Raceway
Drivers Alex Rullo , Jack Perkins
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
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