Thomas Randle (born 7 April 1996) is an Australian racing driver. He currently races in the Supercars Championship for Tickford Racing in the No. 55 Ford Mustang GT. Randle has also won the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series, 2017 Toyota Racing Series and 2020 Super2 Series. In 2018, he was awarded the Mike Kable Young Gun Award and in 2020, The BRDC Innes Ireland Trophy.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4] He switched to Dream Motorsport in 2014. He clinched the championship title, winning five races with just four-point advantage to Jordan Lloyd.[5]

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.[6]

Formula 3

For 2016, Randle moved to Europe to compete in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, racing for Douglas Motorsport.[7] He won races at Rockingham and Spa and finished fourth in the drivers' standings.[8][9]

Formula V8 3.5

In 2016 Randle made his debut in Formula V8 3.5 in the Jerez round with Comtec Racing.[10]

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

In 2017 Randle switched to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, partaking with AVF by Adrián Vallés.[11] He finished 9 of his 16 races in points (his best finish was the fourth place at Red Bull Ring).[12] 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. Thomas Randle has joined illustrious company in being crowned champion of the 2020 Dunlop Super2 Series.[13]

S5000 Championship

In 2021 Randle left the Super2 Series and moved to the Australian S5000 Championship to race with Team BRM in a Onroak Ligier JS F3-S5000. after he couldn't find a ride for 2021 Super2 season.

Personal life

Randle was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January 2020.[14]

He has a business called Dream Simulation which helps drivers to hone their skills in Supercars racing.[15]

He plays volleyball in his pastimes.

He is a university student.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/laps Podiums Points Position
2013 Australian Formula Ford Championship Evans Motorsport Group 18 0 0 0 2 131 7th
Victorian State Circuit Racing Formula Ford Fiesta Championship 10 1 2 2 5 184 7th
Morgan Park Raceway Production Sports 1 Hour 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2014 Australian Formula Ford Series Dream Motorsport 18 5 2 3 12 266 1st
Victorian State Circuit Racing Formula Ford Fiesta Championship 10 3 1 3 3 100 10th
New South Wales Formula Ford Fiesta Championship 3 2 1 2 2 63 12th
Winton 400 Sports Sedan support event 3 0 1 2 1 39 14th
Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 3 1 0 1 1 N/A NC
2015 Australian Formula 4 Championship Dream Motorsport 21 7 7 5 15 386 2nd
Kerrick Sports Sedan Series 15 2 1 4 10 514 3rd
Toyota Racing Series ETEC Motorsport 16 0 0 1 2 518 10th
2016 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship Douglas Motorsport 23 2 1 0 7 424 4th
Toyota Racing Series Victory Motor Racing 3 0 0 0 0 93 20th
Masters of Formula 3 Double R Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
Formula V8 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 20th
2017 Formula Renault Eurocup AVF by Adrián Vallés 15 0 0 0 0 39.5 14th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Toyota Racing Series Victory Motor Racing 15 2 3 7 7 855 1st
2018 Super2 Series Tickford Racing 14 0 1 0 2 915 11th
2019 Super2 Series Tickford Racing 14 2 2 2 5 1396 3rd
Supercars Championship 7 0 0 0 1 732 26th
Australian Touring Car Masters Skye Sands 3 1 0 2 2 76 9th
2020 Super2 Series MW Motorsport 7 3 3 0 4 860 1st
Supercars Championship Brad Jones Racing 1 0 0 0 0 102 43rd
2021 S5000 Championship Team BRM 12 1 1 3 6 346 3rd

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)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. 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
20th 0

Super2 Series results

(key) (Round results only), (2020 Race results only)

Super2 Series results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Position Points
2018 Tickford Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
Ret
SYM
9
BAR
3
TOW
8
SAN
4
BAT
8
NEW
21
11th 915
2019 Tickford Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
11
BAR
7
TOW
12
QLD
2
BAT
1
SAN
15
NEW
3
3rd 1396
2020 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 ADE
2
ADE
2
ADE
1
SYD
2
SYD
1
BAT
2
BAT
1
1st 860

Supercars Championship results

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Position Points
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

9
SUR
R26

6
SUR
R27

6
SAN
QR

5
SAN
R28

3
NEW
R29
NEW
R30
26th 732
2020 Brad Jones Racing Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SMP1
R7
SMP1
R8
SMP1
R9
SMP2
R10
SMP2
R11
SMP2
R12
HID1
R13
HID1
R14
HID1
R15
HID2
R16
HID2
R17
HID2
R18
TOW1
R19
TOW1
R20
TOW1
R21
TOW2
R22
TOW2
R23
TOW2
R24
BEN1
R25
BEN1
R26
BEN1
R27
BEN2
R28
BEN2
R29

PO
BEN2
R30

PO
BAT
R31

18
43rd 102
2021 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT BAT
R1
BAT
R2
SAN
R3
SAN
R4
SAN
R5
SYM
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
BEN
R9

17
BEN
R10

8
BEN
R11

15
HID
R12

9
HID
R13

25
HID
R14

11
TOW
R15
TOW
R16
TOW2
R17
TOW2
R18
TOW2
R19
SYD1
R20
SYD1
R21
SYD1
R22
SYD2
R23

22
SYD2
R24

15
SYD2
R25

16
SYD3
R26
SYD3
R27
SYD3
R28
SYD4
R29

PO
SYD4
R30

PO
BAT
R31

7
25th 556
2022 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT SMP
R1

20
SMP
R2

14
SYM
R3

22
SYM
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

12
MEL
R6

21
MEL
R7

18
MEL
R8

11
MEL
R9

23
BAR
R10

12
BAR
R11

20
BAR
R12

22
WIN
R13

12
WIN
R14

18
WIN
R15

12
HID
R16

19
HID
R17

Ret
HID
R18

15
TOW
R19

16
TOW
R20

17
BEN
R21

BEN
R22

BEN
R23

SAN
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

PUK
R27

PUK
R28

PUK
R29

BAT
R30

SUR
R31

SUR
R32

ADE
R33

ADE
R34

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2019 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang Mk.6 Australia Lee Holdsworth 9th 161
2020 Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB Australia Nick Percat 18th 133
2021 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang Mk.6 Australia James Courtney 7th 161
2022 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang Mk.6 Australia Zak Best

Complete S5000 results

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Position Points
2019 Team BRM SAN
R1
SAN
R2
SAN
M
BMP
R1

1
BMP
R2

6
BMP
M

2
N/C -
2020 Team BRM APC
R1

PO
APC
R2

PO
SMP
R3

C
SMP
R4

C
WIN
R5

C
WIN
R6

C
BMP
R7

C
BMP
R8

C
PHI
R9

C
PHI
R10

C
SAN
R11

C
SAN
R12

C
BAT
NC1

C
BAT
NC2

C
N/C -
2021 Team BRM SYM
R1

2
SYM
R2

6
SYM
R3

1
PHI
R4

2
PHI
R5

2
PHI
R6

4
SAN
R7

DNS
SAN
R8

3
SAN
R9

6
SMP
R10

5
SMP
R11

3
SMP
R12

4
3rd 346

References

  1. ^ "Randle receives prestigious trophy for courage and sportsmanship". MAT COCH. Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Australian National Sprint Kart Championship — Junior Clubman 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Australian Rotax Nationals — Rotax Junior 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Australian Formula Ford Championship 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Australian Formula Ford Series 2014 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  6. ^ "CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship 2015 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (19 February 2016). "Thomas Randle heads to BRDC F4 with Douglas Motorsport". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  8. ^ Chokhani, Darshan (1 May 2016). "Rockingham BF3: Randle secures maiden win as Bortoleto rolls". motorsport.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Comtec in line for V8 3.5 return at Jerez". GPUpdate.net. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  11. ^ "THREE RACES IN BUDAPEST TO INCREASE THE TENSION". renaultsport.com. Renault Sport. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  12. ^ Allen, Peter (22 July 2017). "Fewtrell wins, Fenestraz gets Eurocup lead as rivals clash". formulascout.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Randle declared Super2 winner". Supercars. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  14. ^ "Randle reveals testicular cancer operation". Speedcafe. 16 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Randle launches sim racing hire and coaching business". Speedcafe. 22 April 2020.

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