Randle, Feeney cut early Pukekohe laps

29 Aug 2022
Rookies take to NZ circuit aboard 86s
2 mins by James Pavey

Thomas Randle and Broc Feeney have taken to Pukekohe early ahead their first Supercars laps at the circuit.

Full-time rookies Randle and Feeney recently got behind the wheel of a Toyota 86.

Prior to the running, Randle and Feeney had never lapped the Pukekohe circuit.

Randle and Feeney, the last two Super2 champions, were met with inclement weather on the day.

Regardless, it was crucial preparation considering they had never driven there before.

Feeney also cut pre-event laps at the likes of Wanneroo Raceway and The Bend Motorsport Park.

"It was all very short notice to be honest,” Randle said.

"I had never driven the Pukekohe circuit before so to get some laps prior to the round was always going to be beneficial.

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"I really loved driving the track today, we had a mixture of wet and dry conditions so it was great to experience both prior to our Supercars round here in a couple of weeks.”


The ITM Auckland SuperSprint will be the last Supercars round at Pukekohe.

The circuit will cease motorsport operations in 2023.

Randle said it was a “real shame” the circuit is closing down, saying it has "a lot of character to it”.

"Even being quite a short track there are some very tricky sections,” he said.

“The first sector will be challenging over the bumps through Turn 1 and the run down through 2, 3 and 4.

"The final corner onto the straight will also be a lot of fun in the Supercar, requiring plenty of commitment.

"The Toyota 86 was fun to drive. It just took me a little bit to get used to the ABS and also the tyre as it is quite different to what we drive on.

"It was made even more challenging by the conditions with all the rain but nonetheless was a lot of fun and we achieved what we needed to.”

The New Zealand Toyota 86 category will race alongside Supercars on September 9-11.

Purchase your ITM Auckland SuperSprint tickets now.

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