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Rullo Sr enters World Rally Championship

THE father of former Supercars Championship driver Alex Rullo has announced his entry into the World Rally Championship’s Swedish round this month.

Peter Rullo will share a Skoda Fabia Rally2 car with fellow Western Australian, co-driver Ben Searcy, at the February 15-18 event, which marks the 70th edition of Rally Sweden.

A tarmac rally veteran, the 52-year-old has in recent years gravitated towards the Australian Rally Championship, in which both he and Alex compete aboard separate Hyundai i20 N Rally2 cars.

“With the limited tarmac events currently in Australia, jumping into a Rally2 car in the ARC was an amazing opportunity,” said Peter.

“Gravel rallies bring us right into the thick of it with less room for error.

Alex Rullo (left) with Simona De Silvestro at the 2019 Bathurst 1000

“There is nothing like throwing the car into a corner sideways and it is so bloody satisfying when you nail it.

“From what I’ve seen, I can’t wait to pilot one of these Rally2 machines around in the snow.

“I don’t know why I didn’t give it a crack earlier!”

It will also be an eye-opening opportunity for Searcy: “I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity to do a new and challenging WRC rally.

“I’ve never seen snow before so it will be a huge experience.

“Partnering with Peter again will be great and we’re looking forward to a solid finish.”

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