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THOMAS RANDLE REVEAL FOR CASTROL RACING

Team Castrol’s Thomas Randle will join the Supercars Championship field as a wildcard for three rounds in the Castrol Racing Tickford Mustang.



Dovetailing his co-driver responsibilities with the team, Randle will race at The Bend Motorsport Park (8-9 May), Darwin (19-20 June) and under lights in Perth (11-12 September).

 

Randle was previously announced as one of the squad's co-drivers in their Castrol-oiled Mustangs at the Great Race (7-10 October).

 

The most recent Super2 Series winner has run a wildcard at The Bend before, making waves in 2019 with his impressive performance.

“I am just absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to drive the Castrol Racing Ford Mustang for Tickford Racing this season,” said Randle.

“Tickford and Castrol have both been huge supporters of my career thus far, and to represent them on the grid is incredibly special.

“I’m very familiar with the team at Tickford, of course, and I’m very familiar with their cars so I feel like I can slot in and be comfortable straight away at Tailem Bend.

“Obviously we put together a wildcard at Tailem Bend a couple of years ago that went very well, so hopefully we can be just as strong, if not stronger, on our debut and carry that to the other two events, which are very exciting as well.”

Noting Castrol’s support of Randle’s 2019 entry, Jotika Prasad, Castrol Marketing Director, ANZ expressed her delight in the global brand’s involvement in the program.

“Castrol are enormously excited to be onboard with Thomas Randle at The Bend and beyond this season,” Prasad said.

“Castrol was part of his Supercars debut here in 2019, and we’re thrilled to be able to join forces again with one of the most exciting young drivers in Australia.”

Castrol has been the sole oil and lubricant partner of Tickford Racing since its inception, which has spanned over 550 Supercars races since 2003.

The Castrol Racing wildcard entry comes in addition to an already-expanded partnership between the two parties, and offers an exciting opportunity for one of the sport’s up and coming stars.

“The Castrol Racing Mustang looks amazing,” Prasad added, “Tickford Racing have brought to life this vision of the green machine in 2021 and we can’t wait to see Thomas push it to the edge it at Tailem Bend.

“Both Tickford Racing and Thomas Randle have showcased how well they perform under pressure, with Castrol and Castrol EDGE playing the perfect supporting act in those feats, giving our drivers the confidence to unlock the edge of performance.”

Tickford Racing CEO and Team Principal Tim Edwards added his enthusiasm towards the program, and providing another step in Randle’s Supercars development, which started with his Super2 debut in 2018.

“We’ve obviously spent a lot of time developing Thomas the past few years, so it’s fantastic to put this next step in place for his career, and to have Castrol come on board for these events is tremendous,” Edwards said.

“Castrol have obviously been a partner of ours since day one, we had already expanded our partnership heading into this season, so to add the cherry on top and have the Castrol Ford back on the grid, with a talent like Thomas behind the wheel, is an excellent outcome for all of us.

“We are thrilled to put this program together and certainly believe Thomas and the Castrol Racing crew will do a great job, and we can’t wait for them to hit the track at The Bend.”