Kelly Racing confirms Pirtek Enduro Cup line-up

Kelly Racing’s enduro line up from l-r Alex Rullo, Bryce Fullwood, Dean Fiore and Dale Wood

Alex Rullo and Dean Fiore will complete Kelly Racing’s Pirtek Enduro Cup co-driver line-up, the team has confirmed.

Teenager Rullo will once again team up with Simona De Silvestro in the #78 Nissan Altima, while Fiore will partner rookie Garry Jacobson in the #3 entry.

The announcement arrives days after the four car outfit confirmed Dale Wood and Bryce Fullwood as co-drivers for Rick Kelly and Andre Heimgartner respectively.

Rullo is set for his second endurance campaign alongside De Silvestro after combining last year, with the pairing the only one to carry over to this season at the team.

The duo finished 24th in the enduro points standings with a best result of 14th at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Rullo is currently competing for Kelly Racing in TCR Australia.

“It’s great to be able to partner with Simona once again for the Supercars Enduro cup, I’m stoked that the team chose to put me in their Supercar again and Simona has been good to work with in the past,” said Rullo.

“I did Super2 last year full time and this year I’ve moved into TCR with Kelly Racing so it’s great to be able to continue my relationship with the team.”

Meanwhile, Super2 driver Fiore is a familiar face at Kelly Racing having raced with former driver Michael Caruso for five seasons.

However, Caruso’s departure at the end of last seasons sees the experienced West Australian form a new partnership this year.

“It’s just like coming home again for me, going back into a bit of motor racing and walking back into the Kelly clan it’ll be business as usual. I absolutely  love my time there and really looking forward to pairing up with Garry,” said Fiore.

“It’s interesting because Garry has done six years of Super2 so yes he’s a rookie in Supercars but he’s not really a rookie when it comes to driving a V8 Supercar so he knows exactly what he’s doing, I’m there to back him so I’ll be just be doing my job so I’m really excited about driving with him.”

“Garry was my team mate at Matt White Motorsport and we had some good battles so it’ll be great to actually drive alongside him this year in the Enduro Cup.”

Rullo and Fiore are both present, alongside with Wood and Fullwood, at the Truck Assist Winton SuperSprint for today’s Additional Driver practice which begins at 0920 local time/AEST.

Entry list: Pirtek Enduro Cup Provisional

Num Team Primary driver Co-driver Car
2 Mobil 1 Mega Racing (WAU) Scott Pye Warren Luff Holden ZB Commodore
22 Mobil 1 Mega Racing (WAU) James Courtney Jack Perkins Holden ZB Commodore
3 Rabble.Club Racing (Kelly) Garry Jacobson Dean Fiore Nissan Altima L33
7 Plus Fitness Racing (Kelly) Andre Heimgartner Bryce Fullwood Nissan Altima L33
15 Castrol Racing (Kelly) Rick Kelly Dale Wood Nissan Altima L33
78 Team Harvey Norman (Kelly) Simona De Silvestro Alex Rullo Nissan Altima L33
5 The Bottle-O Racing (Tickford) Lee Holdsworth TBA (Thomas Randle)* Ford Mustang
6 Monster Energy Racing (Tickford) Cameron Waters Michael Caruso Ford Mustang
23 Milwaukee Racing (Tickford/23Red) Will Davison Alex Davison Ford Mustang
55 Supercheap Auto Racing (Tickford) Chaz Mostert James Moffat Ford Mustang
8 Brad Jones Racing Nick Percat TBA (Tim Blanchard)* Holden ZB Commodore
14 Freightliner Racing (BJR) Tim Slade TBA (Ash Walsh)* Holden ZB Commodore
21 Team CoolDrive (BJR/TBR) Macauley Jones TBA Holden ZB Commodore
9 Penrite Racing (Erebus) David Reynolds Luke Youlden Holden ZB Commodore
99 Penrite Racing (Erebus) Anton De Pasquale Will Brown Holden ZB Commodore
12 Shell V-Power Racing Team (DJRTP) Fabian Coulthard Tony D’Alberto Ford Mustang
17 Shell V-Power Racing Team (DJRTP) Scott McLaughlin Alexandre Premat Ford Mustang
18 Irwin Racing (Team 18) Mark Winterbottom Steven Richards Holden ZB Commodore
19 Truck Assist Tekno Racing Jack Le Brocq TBA Holden ZB Commodore
33 Boost Mobile Racing (GRM) Richie Stanaway Chris Pither Holden ZB Commodore
34 Boost Mobile Racing (GRM) James Golding Richard Muscat Holden ZB Commodore
35 Matt Stone Racing Todd Hazelwood TBA Holden ZB Commodore
97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team (Triple Eight) Shane van Gisbergen Garth Tander Holden ZB Commodore
888 Red Bull Holden Racing Team (Triple Eight) Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes Holden ZB Commodore

* Tipped to secure the drive

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