Additional drivers confirmed for Tassie practice

Thomas Randle will pilot the #5 Tickford Mustang in the Additional Drivers practice at Symmons Plains

The majority of the Supercars paddock is set to take advantage of an additional drivers practice session which has been added to the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint schedule.

Supercars moved to include a 30 minute session to the event last month to offer co-drivers extra mileage having elected to initially scrap outings for 2019.

Shell V-Power Racing will field Tony D’Alberto across both the #12 and #17 Mustangs in the absence of Scott McLaughlin’s US-based Pirtek Enduro Cup co-driver Alexandre Premat.

Craig Lowndes will conduct his first official Supercars outing of the season as he takes over Jamie Whincup’s #88 Red Bull Holden while new signing Garth Tander will pilot Shane van Gisbergen’s Commodore. 

Super2 driver Thomas Randle is listed to drive Lee Holdsworth’s Tickford Racing Mustang, carrying on from his spell in the car at the pre-season test.

Tickford is yet to confirm its enduro line-up for the #5 car although it is expected that Randle will fill the seat, joining Michael Caruso (#6 Monster Energy Racing), James Moffat (#55 Supercheap Auto Racing) and Alex Davison (Milwaukee Racing) in the remaining Tickford run Fords. 

Meanwhile, Jonathon Webb is set to drive the #19 Tekno Autosports Holden.

Garry Rogers Motorsport (Boost Mobile Racing) has elected not to take part in the session.

The team is yet to unveil its enduro line-up to partner Richie Stanaway and James Golding.

Kelly Racing is yet to put any drivers forward for the session at Symmons Plains with all four seats awaiting confirmation for the upcoming Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Matt Stone Racing and Team CoolDrive are also set to miss the session according to the official entry list.

Jack Smith is permitted to take part in the session due to being a wildcard entry for Brad Jones Racing.

Additional driver practice at Symmons Plains is scheduled to begin at 1030 AEDT.               

Additional Drivers Tasmania entry list

Num Team Primary driver Additional driver Car
2 Mobil 1 Mega Racing (WAU) Scott Pye Warren Luff ZB Commodore
22 Mobil 1 Mega Racing (WAU) James Courtney Jack Perkins ZB Commodore
3 Rabble.Club Racing (Kelly Racing) Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima
7 Plus Fitness Racing (Kelly Racing) Andre Heimgartner Nissan Altima
15 Castrol Racing (Kelly Racing) Rick Kelly Nissan Altima
78 Team Harvey Norman (Kelly Racing) Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima
4 Brad Jones Racing Jack Smith Jack Smith (wildcard) ZB Commodore
8 Brad Jones Racing Nick Percat Tim Blanchard (expected) ZB Commodore
14 Freightliner Racing (BJR) Tim Slade Ash Walsh (expected) ZB Commodore
21 Team CoolDrive (BJR/TBR) Macauley Jones ZB Commodore
5 The Bottle-O Racing (Tickford Racing) Lee Holdsworth Thomas Randle Ford Mustang
6 Monster Energy Racing (Tickford Racing) Cameron Waters Michael Caruso Ford Mustang
23 Milwaukee Racing (23Red/Tickford Racing) Will Davison Alex Davison Ford Mustang
55 Supercheap Auto Racing (Tickford Racing) Chaz Mostert James Moffat Ford Mustang
9 Penrite Racing (Erebus Motorsport) David Reynolds Luke Youlden ZB Commodore
99 Penrite Racing (Erebus Motorsport) Anton De Pasquale Will Brown ZB Commodore
12 Shell V-Power Racing Team (DJRTP) Fabian Coulthard Tony D’Alberto Ford Mustang
17 Shell V-Power Racing Team (DJRTP) Scott McLaughlin Tony D’Alberto Ford Mustang
18 Irwin Racing (Team 18) Mark Winterbottom Steven Richards ZB Commodore
19 Truck Assist Tekno Racing Jack Le Brocq Jonathon Webb ZB Commodore
33 Boost Mobile Racing (GRM) Richie Stanaway ZB Commodore
34 Boost Mobile Racing (GRM) James Golding ZB Commodore
35 Matt Stone Racing Todd Hazelwood ZB Commodore
88 Red Bull Holden Racing Team (Triple Eight) Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes ZB Commodore
97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team (Triple Eight) Shane van Gisbergen Garth Tander ZB Commodore

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