TEENAGERS DRIVE INTO V8 RACING HISTORY BOOKS THIS WEEKEND
â€œIts not quite as exciting as racing – you dont get the same adrenalin rush – but I just close the theatre room door and try to concentrate says Rullo.
â€œMy aim has been to try to do 30 consistent laps without any mistakes.
â€œIm doing the Kumho Series for the experience and to get as much experience as possible. How I go will determine my plans for 2016. If I do well Im hoping to get a seat in the V8 Supercar Development Series.
No driver under the age of 16 has competed in either the V8 Supercars Championship or V8 Supercar Development Series.
Kosteckis older brother Kurt was the youngest – he was 16 when he competed last December in the DVS round at Sydney Olympic Park. He undercut the record of current Volvo V8 Supercar star Scott McLaughlin who had also been 16 when he debuted in the DVS in 2010.
â€œBeing my first race weekend in a V8 I am feeling very excited anxious and a little nervous all at the same time says Kostecki.
â€œI know I still have a lot to learn in this category and Im sure that is a feeling that every driver has if they want to make it to the top.Â
â€œDespite being 15 and completing just a handful of test days Im ready for what is the biggest challenge of my motorsport career so far. Im confident that my team friends and family are behind me all the way and Im hoping the hard work everyone has put in will soon start to pay off during 2015.
The teenagers will be among an 18-strong entry list for this weekends opening round headlined by Holden Racing Team V8 Supercar endurance driver Jack Perkins teaming with 17-year-old Liam McAdam for reigning champions Eggleston Motorsport.
Sandown will host the opening round of five in this years Kumho Series with events at Winton Queensland Raceway Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park to follow.