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LDM SIGN SECOND DRIVER

A DAY after naming Alex Rullo as one of its 2017 Supercar drivers Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport is expected to confirm Matt Chahda as his teammate.

The 24-year-old Albury driver will drive one of LDM’s Commodores, subject to being granted the required Superlicence.

Like Rullo, who is poised to become Supercars’ youngest-ever driver after being granted an exemption from the strict Superlicence guidelines, Chahda does not hold the 13 points required for the automatic granting of a Superlicence.

Chahda drove in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series in 2016 aboard his own team’s Ford Falcon FG. He finished the championship in 20th position – three places behind Rullo – with a best result of 11th. He was disqualified from the Sandown races, after being involved in a first-corner altercation that also impacted on title contender Jack Le Brocq.

On Wednesday CAMS confirmed that Rullo’s Superlicence would be subject to a provisional period, during which his performances will be assessed after each round, until he turns 17 in June.

AA has sought comment from CAMS regarding Chahda’s current Superlicence status.