Thompson and Skaife in frame for FV8 entries

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Friday 28th January, 2011 - 2:00am

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Jamie Whincup, Andrew Thompson, Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes at yesterday's TeamVodafone launch

Jamie Whincup, Andrew Thompson, Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes at yesterday's TeamVodafone launch

Andrew Thompson and Mark Skaife appear set to compete in either a full-time or limited Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series program with TeamVodafone in 2011.

Thompson, who was confirmed yesterday as Jamie Whincup’s team-mate for the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races, is likely to compete in the entire Fujitsu V8 Series.

Skaife, the defending Bathurst champion with Craig Lowndes, could run a limited FV8 schedule.

Team boss Roland Dane said that at least one Fujitsu Series entry is likely.

“At the moment, the only thing I’ve said is that we’ll probably enter a car in the Fujitsu Series,” he said.

Craig Lowndes launched the car by performing a spectacular burnout

Craig Lowndes launched the car by performing a spectacular burnout

“Who drives it at the moment is up in the air. I have to get the funding place, but I want to do it.”

Surprisingly, it could be Skaife that gets the opportunity to race in the Fujitsu Series, an idea that he is willing to consider.

“I won’t want to do the whole series, but if there’s a drive at certain points that might help my match fitness at a particular time that suits everybody, I might think about that,” he told Speedcafe.com.au.

“I’m sure Roland has some plans there, but I’ll see what rolls out through the year.”

For more, see Speedcafe.com.au’s exclusive video from yesterday’s TeamVodafone launch.

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