Randle plots dual campaign in Prototype Cup and Formula V8 3.5 next season
BRDC British F3 frontrunner Thomas Randle will race in the Prototype Cup next year, as he waits to see if he can run a jointseason in the Formula V8 3.5 Series.
Randle tested the car for the first time two weeks ago at Snetterton, and after a successful run is now contemplating prototype racing after previously only being interested in a single-seater career.
The Australian raced a Ligier JS P3 at Snetterton for Douglas Motorsport in the inaugural round last weekend, sharing the machine with its owner Mike Newbould and finishing sixth.
“Mike only just got the car after enjoying trying it with United Autosports,” he said. “After I’ve helped him in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup he offered me the chance to try an LMP3 car and I was massively intrigued.
“Driving it really won me over and with a real ladder in prototype racing that potentially goes all the way to LMP1 it’s something I’d really consider.
“Mike wants to do the full season with me and I’ll take him up on that, as I want to ideally combine it with FV8 3.5 next year, but we’ll see when the calendar comes out.”