Thomas Randle

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Thomas Randle
Nationality Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australian
Born (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 23)
Melbourne, Victoria
Super2 Series career
Debut season 2018
Current team Tickford Racing
Car number5
Starts22
Wins1
Podiums2
Poles1
Best finish11th in 2018
Previous series
2015-17
2016
2016
2015
2014-15
2013-14
Toyota Racing Series
Formula V8 3.5 Series
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship
Australian Formula 4 Championship
Australian Sports Sedan Championship
Australian Formula Ford Series
Championship titles
2017
2014
Toyota Racing Series
Australian Formula Ford Series

Thomas Randle (born 7 April 1996) is an Australian racing driver. He currently races in the Dunlop Super2 Series with Tickford Racing in the No. 5 Ford FG X Falcon. Randle has also won the 2017 Toyota Racing Series. In 2018, he was awarded the Mike Kable Young Gun Award.

Tickford Racing is an Australian motor racing team which competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The team currently campaigns three Ford Mustangs, driven by Lee Holdsworth, Cameron Waters and Chaz Mostert. Mark Winterbottom won the 2015 championship driving for the team. Tickford Racing also competes in the Dunlop Super2 Series with Thomas Randle and operates the 23Red Racing Mustang of Will Davison.

The 2017 Castrol Toyota Racing Series was the thirteenth running of the Toyota Racing Series, the premier open-wheel motorsport category held in New Zealand. The series consisted of fifteen races at five meetings. It began on 14 January at Ruapuna Park in Christchurch, and concluded on 12 February with the 62nd running of the New Zealand Grand Prix, at Circuit Chris Amon in Feilding. Lando Norris was the defending drivers' champion but decided not to compete, concentrating on his European Formula Three campaign, whilst M2 Competition were the defending teams champions.

The Mike Kable 'Young Gun' Award, formally known as the Mike Kable Rookie of the Year Award, is an Australian award for the best young driver in Supercars. The award is dedicated to the memory of the widely respected motoring journalist, Mike Kable.

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Career

Karting

Prior to his single-seater career, Randle enjoyed a successful period in karting in his native Australia. In 2012, he won Junior Clubman class of the Australian National Sprint Kart Championship and Rotax Junior class of the Australian Rotax Nationals. [1] [2]

Formula Ford and Formula 4

Randle made his single-seater debut in 2013, racing in the Australian Formula Ford Championship for the Evans Motorsport Group. He finished seventh with two podiums and another thirteen point-scoring finishes. [3] He switched to Dream Motorsport in 2014. He clinched the championship title, winning five races with just four-point advantage to Jordan Lloyd. [4]

The 2013 Australian Formula Ford Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title for drivers of Formula Ford racing cars. It was the 44 national series for Formula Fords to be held in Australia and the 21 to carry the Australian Formula Ford Championship name. CAMS filled the role of Category Manager for the championship. The championship was contested over a seven round series which began on 5 April at the Symmons Plains International Raceway and ended on 8 December at the Homebush Street Circuit. It was won by Anton de Pasquale, driving a Mygale SJ13a.

Randle continued his collaboration with Dream Motorsport into the new-for-2015 Australian Formula 4 Championship. He again battled with Lloyd for the championship, but this time he finished as runner-up and was outscored by 54 points and five wins. [5]

2015 Australian Formula 4 Championship

The 2015 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship was an Australian motor racing competition for Formula 4 cars. It was the inaugural Australian F4 Championship. It commenced on 10 July at the Townsville Street Circuit and ended on 6 December at the Homebush Street Circuit after seven events comprising three races each.

Formula 3

For 2016, Randle moved to Europe to compete in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, racing for Douglas Motorsport. [6] He won races at Rockingham and Spa and finished fourth in the drivers' standings. [7] [8]

Europe Continent in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Asia to the east, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

The 2016 BRDC British F3 Championship is a motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across England and, for the first time, Belgium. The 2016 season will be the first one under the BRDC British F3 denomination. The championship features professional motor racing teams, and will also feature the debut of the new 2-litre 230-bhp Tatuus-Cosworth single seat race car in the main series, a car that was first used in the 2015 BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy. The season will begin at Snetterton 300 on 27 March and will end on 11 September at Donington Park, after eight triple header events for a total of twenty-four races.

Rockingham Motor Speedway

Rockingham Motor Speedway is a former motorsport venue in the United Kingdom, that hosted corporate driving days, driver training, conferencing and exhibitions, vehicle manufacturing events, track days, testing, driving experiences and motor racing. It claims to be Europe's fastest racing circuit, and was the first banked oval constructed in Britain since the closure of Brooklands in 1939. The venue hosted its last day of racing in November 2018 after being sold by its owners and will be redeveloped to become a logistics hub for the car industry.

Formula V8 3.5

In 2016 Randle made his debut in Formula V8 3.5 in the Jerez round with Comtec Racing. [9]

The 2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series was a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship features drivers competing in Formula V8 3.5 formula race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2016 season is the first Formula V8 3.5 season organised independently by RPM Racing, after it was announced that Renault Sport would withdraw its backing of the championship at the end of the previous season.

Comtec Racing is a motor racing team based in the United Kingdom. It competes in three championships — Formula Renault, World Series by Renault and the Auto GP World Series.

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

In 2017 Randle switched to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, partaking with AVF by Adrián Vallés. [10] He finished 9 of his 16 races in points (his best finish was the fourth place at Red Bull Ring). [11] He ended season fourteenth.

Super2 Series

In 2018 Randle moved to the Dunlop Super2 Series to race with Tickford Racing in a Ford FG X Falcon.

Racing record

Career summary

SeasonSeriesTeamRacesWinsPolesF/LapsPodiumsPointsPosition
2013 Australian Formula Ford Championship Evans Motorsport Group1800021317th
Victorian State Circuit Racing Formula Ford Fiesta Championship1012251847th
Morgan Park Raceway Production Sports 1 Hour10000N/ANC
2014 Australian Formula Ford Series Dream Motorsport18523122661st
Victorian State Circuit Racing Formula Ford Fiesta Championship10313310010th
New South Wales Formula Ford Fiesta Championship321226312th
Winton 400 Sports Sedan support event301213914th
Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 31011N/ANC
2015 Australian Formula 4 Championship Dream Motorsport21775153862nd
Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 15214105143rd
Toyota Racing Series ETEC Motorsport16001251810th
2016 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship Douglas Motorsport2321074244th
Toyota Racing Series Victory Motor Racing300009320th
Masters of Formula 3 Double R Racing 10000N/A11th
Formula V8 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 40000020th
2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 AVF by Adrián Vallés 15000039.514th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 300000NC†
Toyota Racing Series Victory Motor Racing1523778551st
2018 Super2 Series Tickford Racing 14010291511th
2019 Super2 Series Tickford Racing 911227574th
Supercars Championship 2000010828th
Australian Touring Car MastersSkye Sands31022768th

As Randle was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

Complete Formula V8 3.5 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeam123456789101112131415161718Pos.Points
2016 Comtec Racing ALC
1
ALC
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
JER
1

Ret
JER
2

13
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

11
20th0

Super2 Series results

(key) (Round results only)

Super2 Series results
YearTeamCar1234567PositionPoints
2018 Tickford Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
Ret
SYM
9
BAR
3
TOW
8
SAN
4
BAT
8
NEW
21
11th915
2019 ADE
11
BAR
7
TOW
12
QLD
2
BAT SAN NEW 4th*757*

Supercars Championship results

Supercars results
YearTeamCar12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031PositionPoints
2019 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7

PO
SYM
R8

PO
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13

PO
WIN
R14

PO
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
BEN
R21

17
BEN
R22

17
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
BAT
R25

SUR
R26

SUR
R27

SAN
QR

SAN
R28

NEW
R29
NEW
R30
28th*108*

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

YearTeamCarCo-driverPositionLaps
2019 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang Mk.6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lee Holdsworth 9th161

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References

  1. "Australian National Sprint Kart Championship — Junior Clubman 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. "Australian Rotax Nationals — Rotax Junior 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. "Australian Formula Ford Championship 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. "Australian Formula Ford Series 2014 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. "CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship 2015 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  6. Allen, Peter (19 February 2016). "Thomas Randle heads to BRDC F4 with Douglas Motorsport". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. Chokhani, Darshan (1 May 2016). "Rockingham BF3: Randle secures maiden win as Bortoleto rolls". motorsport.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  8. Allen, Peter (9 July 2016). "Randle storms to Spa BRDC British F3 race two win, Norris gets race three". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  9. "Comtec in line for V8 3.5 return at Jerez". GPUpdate.net. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  10. "THREE RACES IN BUDAPEST TO INCREASE THE TENSION". renaultsport.com. Renault Sport. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  11. Allen, Peter (22 July 2017). "Fewtrell wins, Fenestraz gets Eurocup lead as rivals clash". formulascout.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Anton de Pasquale
Australian Formula Ford
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Cameron Hill
Preceded by
Lando Norris
Toyota Racing Series
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Robert Shwartzman
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Will Brown
Mike Kable Young Gun Award
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent