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.”