OC'S MONZA MISSION

Rockstar Energy Drink Athlete Tom Onslow-Cole is jetting-off to Milan this weekend to take part in the penultimate round of International GT Open at the world-famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza and is looking to take another podium with SPS Automotive Performance and team-mate Valentin Pierburg (DE).

The pair celebrated a race victory at Paul Ricard and a second place finish at Silverstone and, after a successful test at the Monza-based circuit last week, OC is feeling confident for another great result in the Mercedes AMG GT3.

“In the last two rounds of GT Open I have qualified inside the top three overall and then handed over to Valentin in the lead of the Pro-Am class,” explained OC, who is the face of Edifice watches. “Valley has then done a fantastic job on both occasions to hold the podium position – often under the attack of professional drivers – and this has lead to some great results. The plan is to do this again at Monza, hopefully taking the class win once again.”

In the International GT Open series there is qualifying and a race on both Saturday and Sunday, with the professional driver and amateur driver both completing a qualifying session and race start.

“I’ve loved racing in GT Open this year and it’s been great to get some good results for SPS Automotive Performance,” added the Milltek Sport-supported racer. “The team has done a fantastic job and this has seen them grow to a two-car team for this weekend - I’m ready to bring them some more silverware!”

The Monza round begins with practice today (29 September). On Saturday, qualifying one takes place at 11.35 and race one starts at 16.14. Sunday kicks off with qualifying two at 10.15 and the race at 14.15.

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