After a two-month break, Thomas Randle is ready to step back into his Skye Sands Tickford Racing FG/X Falcon for the second round of the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth.
The recently turned 23-year-old is enthusiastic to bounce back from the opening round of the series after having to claw his way forwards from the back due to disaster in race one … Randle was unceremoniously punted off the circuit, and to the rear of the field, on the opening lap while running in fourth place.
Randle heads into this weekend 11th in the standings after the first round and is looking forward to returning to a happy hunting ground after scoring his first Armor All Pole Position and podium round finish there in just on 12-months ago.
Since the opening round of the series, Randle drove in the additional driver’s session at Symmons Plains in Lee Holdsworth’s Bottle-O Mustang. He also had the chance to drive Rusty French’s 1969 Ford Mustang in the Touring Car Masters at Phillip Island, and completed a ride day at the same track in his Dunlop Series Falcon.
“I am certainly looking forward to getting back in the Skye Sands Tickford Racing Falcon,” said Randle.
“Aside from my University studies I have had some terrific opportunities out on track to keep sharp. Driving in my first official Supercars session in Tasmania at Symmons Plains was a very special feeling and getting to steer Rusty’s 1969 Mustang in the Touring Car Masters against the likes of Steven Johnson and John Bowe was really cool. This weekend however my attention is completely focused on my Dunlop Super2 campaign.
“After a tough Adelaide where we showed great speed, but were unable to score a noteworthy result, I’m excited to get back on track at Barbagallo. The WA event was a great weekend for me last year, and it will be interesting to see what the pace will be like since the track has been fully resurfaced.”
Dunlop Super2 practice kicks off on Thursday with qualifying and race one being conducted Friday afternoon, followed by another qualifying and race two on Saturday afternoon to round out the weekend.
Practice 1: Thursday 12:30 (14:30 AEST) Practice 2: Thursday 14:55 (16:55 AEST) Qualifying 1: Friday 14:55 (16:55 AEST) Race 1: Friday 17:25 (26 Laps) (19:25 AEST) Qualifying 2: Saturday 13:50 (15:50 AEST) Race 2: Saturday 17:15 (26 Laps) (19:15 AEST)
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