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THOMAS RANDLE JOINS V8 TOURING CARS FOR QUEENSLAND RACEWAY

Aussie International Thomas Randle joins V8 Touring Cars this weekend - Photo: LAT

Aussie International Thomas Randle joins V8 Touring Cars this weekend – Photo: LAT

Aussie International, Thomas Randle, will join this weekends Kumho V8 Touring Car Series with the support of Rusty French.

The young Australian has been forging a career in Europe, racing in the British LMP3 Cup and recently joining the Formula Renault Eurocup where he earned a fourth and sixth place finish at the Red Bull Ring just last weekend.

While Randle is focused on his international career in prototype and open wheel racing, he is no stranger to high powered saloon-style cars having competed in his father’s 800hp SAAB in the Australian Sports Sedan Championship over the last few years.

French, a long time supporter of Randle, purchased the ex-Craig Lowndes Triple Eight BA Falcon earlier this year and will hand over the keys to Randle allowing him to gain more experience in a Supercar at Queensland Raceway.

“I had a run in a Nissan at the end of last year which was a reward for what we did in Australia Formula 4 and this car felt pretty similar in the test at Winton.” said Randle to Supercars.com.

“These cars are a lot of fun to drive. I’ve driven my dad’s Sports Sedan, which has more power and aero, but this car you can really hustle over the kerbs.

“I’m really grateful to Rusty for the opportunity. There’s a lot of good competition in the series but hopefully I can do our guys proud.”

Randle is the latest name to join the ever expanding field that includes Anton De Pasquale, Aaron Seton and Nandi Kiss

V8 Touring Cars  Round 3 Entry List

Car # Class SPONSOR DRIVER State VEHICLE CC COLOUR
4 Kumho Cup Kustom Workz/Supercar Parts & Sales Shane Hunt QLD Ford Falcon BF 5000 Blue/Yellow
5 Kumho Cup JCH Electrical/Exhaust Innovations Jason Heck QLD Ford Falcon BF 5000 White/Blue
7 Kumho Cup Mocomm Motorsports Communications Jim Pollicina NSW Commodore VE 5000 Red
9 Championship Skye Sands Thomas Randle VIC Ford Falcon BA 5000 Black/Gold
11 Kumho Cup Kenwood Homes Michael Anderson NSW Ford Falcon FG 5000 Red/White
12 Kumho Cup Century 21 Hazelbrook Chris Delfsma NSW Ford Falcon BF 5000 Red/Blue/Whi
14 Championship Image Racing/Lubrimaxx Josh Smith QLD Ford Falcon FG 5000 White
21 Championship Brad Jones Racing/SCT Logistics Jack Smith QLD Commodore VE ll 5000 Red/Grey
23 Kumho Cup Massel Michael Caine NSW Commodore VE 5000 Red
30 Championship Aaron Seton Racing Aaron Seton QLD Ford Falcon BF 5000 White
36 Kumho Cup Nandi Kiss Racing Nandi Kiss NSW Commodore VE 5000 Whte
38 Championship Eggleston Motorsport Tyler Greenbury QLD Commodore VE ll 5000 Black
39 Kumho Cup Vectra Corp Chris Smerdon SA Ford Falcon FG 5000 Blue/Yellow
49 Championship Image Racing/Lubrimaxx Jordan Boys VIC Ford Falcon FG 5000 White
55 Heritage Neill Motorsport Bradley Neill QLD Commodore VS 5000 Blue
67 Championship Paul Morris Motorsports Anton DePasquale QLD Ford Falcon FG 5000 Blue
69 Kumho Cup Dial Before You Dig/Mac Motorsport Jon McCorkindale NSW Ford Falcon BF 5000 Green

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