Supercar talent Thomas Randle will compete in his first races since recovering from chemotherapy this weekend at Symmons Plains.
The 24-year-old has spent the last 12 months battling testicular cancer.
He will race on Australia Day weekend in the S5000s as part of Race Tasmania.
"I didn't want to make a fuss of having to do chemo - it's something I knew I'd likely have to do since Bathurst 1000 in October - I just wanted to put my head down and get it done," Randle said.
"It was brutal and emotional, but it's finally done, and the doctors are happy with the results, which is the main thing.
"To finish on New Year's Day was kind of fitting to put to a close a pretty challenging 2020.
"Now it gives me a clean slate to focus on getting my fitness better than where it was last year and get back on the racetrack."
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Randle was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January 2020.
His road to recovery included extensive abdominal chemotherapy, the Super2 champion said the diagnosis wasn't a death sentence and it was "caught" fairly early.
Randle will hit the grid in his V8-powered S-5000 on behlaf of Team BRM.
He has raced in an S5000 in 2019, with which he won at The Bend and finished second at Albert Park.
"My fitness isn't at the level it was when I was last in a race car at Mount Panorama last October," he said.
"But I'm confident I'll be OK, and really looking forward to racing the S5000 at Symmons Plains.
"It's been a long time coming - 10 months since we raced S5000, and certainly after my recent challenges, I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the S5000s and seeing what I can produce.
"I'm not putting any expectations on my results. I've left this decision as late as I can to make sure I'm healthy enough."
It was brutal and emotional, but it's finally done, and the doctors are happy with the resultsThomas Randle on his fight with testicular cancer
Randle was thankful to the doctors who made his swift recovery possible, as well as his family for their support.
He was the recipient of the Innes Ireland Trophy, presented by the British Racing Driver's Club in recognition of his skill in Super2s as well as his sportsmanship and resilience.
The S5000 category will host a grid of racers stacked with talent including Tim Macrow, Nathan Herne, Cooper Webster and Randle's teammate in Joey Mawson.
"It's the premier open wheel class in Australia and it deserves to have great coverage and a strong following from the motorsport public," Randle said.
"I'm looking forward to being part of some great races across this weekend."