Ran­dle plots dual cam­paign in Pro­to­type Cup and For­mula V8 3.5 next sea­son

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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.”

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