Randle set for LMP3 prototype debut

Tom Randle will drive a Ligier JSP3 LMP3 at Snetterton

Tom Randle will drive a Ligier JS P3 LMP3 at Snetterton

Rising Australian single-seater racer Thomas Randle will make his sportscars debut in the new British Prototype Cup series next month.

The Melbourne driver will team up with Douglas Motorsport to pilot a newly purchased Ligier JS P3 LMP3 alongside Ginetta racer Mike Newbould for the series’ inaugural round at Snetterton from October 8-9.

Randle, who finished fourth in the BRDC British F3 Championship for the Douglas Motorsport squad this season, will experience his first taste of the car during a two-day test at Snetterton from October 3-4.

The 20-year-old will then take part in two 60 minute races at the Norfolk circuit the following weekend.

“I’m really excited to be pairing with Mike Newbould in the British Prototype Cup Ligier LMP3 car,” said Randle.

“Mike was instrumental in me making my Formula 3 debut at Zandvoort recently and I’ve been doing some driver coaching this year with him in his Ginetta Supercup car, where he has been progressing really well.

“I’m really looking forward to the outing at Snetterton in the Le Mans spec prototype car and to be racing at my home circuit at Snetterton will hopefully give me a slight advantage.

“It’s also great to be back working with Wayne and the boys at Douglas Motorsport after the successful year we had together in BRDC F3.”

The news arrives a week after Randle received BRDC Rising Star status following his successful maiden season in Europe.

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