RANDLE CONFIRMED FOR SYDNEY WILDCARD APPEARANCE

Thomas Randle will make his third wildcard appearance for the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship season at Sydney Motorsport Park. Pic: Tickford Racing

THOMAS Randle will make his third wildcard appearance of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship during the quad-header of rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Randle will pilot the Castrol-backed #55 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang in the second of the four rounds on November 6-7, which includes a pair of night races including a Sunday evening sprint race under lights.

The 25-year-old, who steps up to a full-time drive with Tickford next year, impressed in his wildcard appearances at The Bend and Hidden Valley, taking a top-10 finish at each of the rounds.

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His third wildcard appearance has been on hold since Supercars paused the season with the onset of lockdowns triggered by a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the location has changed twice – it was meant to be at the cancelled Barbagallo event, then the cancelled Phillip Island round – since his program was originally announced in April.

“Third time’s the charm, right?” Randle joked.

“I’m very excited to join the field again in the Castrol Racing Mustang at the second Sydney event, especially with two night races on the schedule.

Randle took a ninth-place finish during his last round appearance at Hidden Valley. Pic: Tickford Racing

“The racing at Sydney Motorsport Park is always really intense, so I’m looking forward to being in the thick of it with the main game guys and hopefully scoring a few more solid results.

“The track looks fantastic under the lights so I’m really keen to get up there and be a part of the action.”

Randle is expected to be joined at the second Sydney round by fellow wildcard entry Kurt Kostecki, whose third event for Walkinshaw Andretti United has been similarly delayed.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.