Tickford Racing’s Thomas Randle will sport a tweaked livery for this weekend’s ITM Auckland SuperSprint, paying tribute to Pukekohe Park Raceway.
The silver fern, emblematic of New Zealand’s national identity, has been added to the sides of the Castrol Racing Mustang, as has the message “ngā mihi, Pukekohe”, the Te Reo Māori phrase for “thank you, Pukekohe.”
The historic Pukekohe Park Raceway will cease motorsport activities in April 2023, making the 2022 event the final Supercars meeting at the circuit.
“I’m certainly excited to head to New Zealand and hit the track in the new-look Castrol Racing Ford Mustang,” said Randle.
“Pukekohe has such a rich history of motorsport from over the years, and while it’s sad that this will be our final race there I’m thrilled to get to race a Supercar there, especially with this awesome livery aboard the Castrol Racing Mustang.
“It’s a great tribute to New Zealand motorsport, the country is just mad for motor racing and the Supercars race is always packed there, so I’m really looking forward to being a part of it. I’ve never actually raced at Pukekohe before, but I have some great memories in New Zealand from winning the Castrol Toyota Racing Series back in 2017, hopefully we can replicate that success when we head across the ditch!”