Tom Onslow-Cole and RAM Racing are back in action, this weekend, as they head to the 12 Hours of Italy for their first outing together of 2017.
Once again piloting a Mercedes AMG GT3, the 29-year old Rockstar Energy Athlete is looking forward to returning to Mugello Circuit. He lists the 5.25km track among his favourites in the World and hopes to go one better than his best result of second place overall when he takes on this year’s once-around-the-clock event.
“I love driving the Mugello Circuit!” commented the Milltek Sport-supported driver. “It’s an absolute pleasure. The undulations, high-speed sections and big stops somehow all seem to just flows so well. If you’ve got time for a look around, it’s pretty picturesque too!”
This is the third season OC has competed for RAM Racing in select endurance events and, together, they have racked-up six podium finishes, plus a race win in the 24 Hours of Paul Ricard.
“It’s great to be RAM Racing’s ‘go-to’ driver when they are approached by new customers,” continued OC, who will race alongside Remon Vos (NL) and Kevin Veltman (NL), this weekend. “Remon and I have fantastic programme ahead of us this year and what a brilliant way to kick it off. For sure, the track time of a 12-hour event will be very useful ahead of our sprint racing season.”
As well as selected 24H Series events, RAM Racing, OC and Vos will contest the Le Mans Cup in the team’s Mercedes AMG GT3.
“Looking at this weekend in isolation, we are absolutely aiming for some silverware, but we know it’s not going to be easy. Both Remon and Kevin are new to GT3 racing and, looking down the entry list, there is some tough competition, too. I guess we’ll have to see how it plays out.”
The 12 Hours of Mugello starts with a four-hour part one at 1400 on Friday 17 March and continues with the remaining eight hours of action at 0900 on Saturday 18 March.