Jun 14, 2015

Western Australian Rullo becomes youngest winner in V8 racing history

FOURTEEN-year-old schoolboy Alex Rullo has created Australian motorsport history in today’s second round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Winton Motor Raceway.

The Perth-based teenager won today’s final race of three at Winton after finishing runner-up to 17-year-old Liam McAdam in the first two races and, in doing so, sealed overall round victory.

Rullo became the youngest winner in Australian touring car racing history given the V8 Touring Car Series consists of Commodores and Falcons that formerly competed in the V8 Supercars Championship.

He was driving a Falcon for Matthew White’s Melbourne-based MW Motorsport team that was formerly driven by current V8 Supercars Championship leader Mark Winterbottom for Ford Performance Racing in 2006 and 2007.


Welcome to the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series Website

KUMHO TYRES AUSTRALIAN V8 TOURING CAR SERIES - This touring car category gives the perfect place for ex-V8 Supercars to continue their long and successful lives after they finish in the V8 Supercars Championship and Development Series.

Run to the same technical platform, the category is ideal for young drivers wanting a taste of V8s or veterans and businessmen racers with the passion for these cars, many of which are run in the same colours as carried by some of the biggest stars in V8 Supercar racing.

Every car in the field has significant history and, with a strong TV package and increasing numbers since its inception in 2008, the V8 Touring Car category is continuing to grow and gain momentum.

Alex Rullo - Round 2 Winton Winner