He’ll become the youngest driver in championship history at the Clipsal 500, but how did Alex Rullo get the all-clear?

PLENTY of people were scratching their heads with the news that 16-year-old Alex Rullo will join the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship beginning at this year’s Clipsal 500.

Many have asked just how the youngster – with a single year of Kumho V8 Touring Cars and a single year of Dunlop Series under his belt in addition to racing in other categories – can be granted aSuperlicence required for Supercars racing, when he actually doesn’t meet the criteria.

CAMS today issueda statement to clarify how this is possible and spelt out the conditions under which an dispensation has been granted:


CAMS allowed Alex Rullo a Superlicence dispensation based on the following conditions:

1. The CAMS Superlicence is granted to Alex on a provisional basis until he turns 17 on 15 June 2017. (The provisional period).

2. The status of Alex’s Superlicence will be reviewed after each round of the Championship during the provisional period. This review will determine whether Alex qualifies for his Superlicence to be continued on a provisional basis for the next round of the Championship.

3. At the conclusion of the provisional period, CAMS will determine;
a. Whether Alex has suitably demonstrated that he qualifies for a Superlicence for the remainder of the Championship.
b. Whether the Superlicence continue to be granted on a provisional round by round basis.
c. Whether the Superlicence should be withdrawn altogether.

4. Alex’s driving conduct will be monitored by CAMS and Supercar Officials during this provisional period.