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Alex Rullo inks Kelly Racing deal to race Opel Astra TCR

Alex Rullo is going to drive one of Kelly Racing’s Opel Astra TCR in the 2019 TCR Australia series season.

“It’s great to be continuing my relationship with Kelly Racing in the new TCR Australia Series driving the new Astra,” said Alex Rullo.

“The cars are terrific. The cars just landed and I‘m looking forward to driving the Astra at Winton on Monday. I drove a British Touring Car Astra in the UK recently. These are similar to the TCR cars, and that was a heap of fun.”

Rullo tested an Opel Astra NGTC for Power Maxed Racing at Brands Hatch in 2017 and was co-driver to Simona De Silvestro in the endurance races of the 2018 Supercars Championship for Kelly Racing.

“We really enjoyed our relationship with Alex last year and we are glad to be able to keep him in our stables in the Astra TCR car,” said Todd Kelly.

“For a young kid, he is very mature behind the wheel and has a lot of potential. These cars are going to suit him and the experienced field of drivers will be a good test.

“We are very confident that he will be competitive and we’re can’t wait to get the car out on track at Winton and Monday and get a good feel for it all.”

The 18-year-old is going to test the car for the first time at Winton Raceway next week.