Covers taken off Randle’s 2022 Tickford ride in Bathurst
Repco Supercars Championship
By James Pavey
Thomas Randle’s journey to the main game has continued in Bathurst with the launch of his 2022 livery.
Randle, the 2020 Super2 champion, will campaign a Castrol-backed Ford Mustang next season.
The livery was unveiled in BP Ultimate Pit Lane at Mount Panorama on Thursday morning, just hours before Practice 1 of the Repco Bathurst 1000.
Randle was joined at the unveil by Rod Nash and Jotika Prasad, Castrol Marketing Director, ANZ.
The 25-year-old completed three wildcard events in Castrol colours this year, and will drive with James Courtney this weekend.
Castrol has inked a multi-year agreement to serve as naming rights partner of Randle’s #55 entry from next season.
The company has backed Tickford since its inaugural season as Ford Performance Racing in 2003.
The team will run four cars in 2022, with Randle and Jake Kostecki joining incumbents Cameron Waters and Courtney.
BP Ultimate, Herzog Steel, Ryco, Infinium Advisory, ACT Fence Hire, and more to come will also support Randle’s maiden full-time campaign.
“I’ve been racing on Castrol oil since I was pretty young, so to have Castrol’s support on the #55 Tickford Mustang as a rookie full-time Supercars driver is just incredible,” Randle said.
"Obviously having Castrol’s backing of our wild card entry this year with Tickford Racing has been fantastic, and we’re just thrilled to be able to take this partnership to the next level in 2022 and beyond.
"It’s surreal to see my name on the window of the green machine, and to join the list of Castrol Racing drivers is an amazing honour."
Tickford Team Principal and CEO Tim Edwards added: “We have been incredibly fortunate to have the support of Castrol both on and off the racetrack since we opened our doors nearly 20 years ago.
"Castrol is one of our ‘day one’ partners and we’ve enjoyed quite a bit of success together since our inception.
"Every win, pole, and podium we have ever achieved has been with Castrol oil in our cars, which is something we’re very proud of.
"We have lofty goals for the future as we always do, and with Castrol’s continued support we look forward to going after those goals with Thomas and celebrating more success together."
Randle will make his full-time Supercars debut at the Newcastle 500 next March.