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.
Date posted: February 9, 2017