Tom Onslow-Cole narrowly missed out on a Road to Le Mans podium for the second time in a week as he took a fourth place finish in Saturday’s race with Remon Vos (NL) and RAM Racing. Now, he heads to the Nürburgring for some more VLN action with Milltek Sport.
Saturday’s race started well for the team and, after taking over the #5 Mercedes AMG GT3 in seventh place, OC set his sights on the podium. With an 18-second gap to third place, multiple LMP3 cars to pass and just 25 minutes of track time to play with, the Casio Edifice-sponsored driver went into maximum attack and passed the professional drivers in both the Lamborghini and McLaren.
As the race-leading Porsche took a drive-through penalty, OC was promoted to fourth and the battle for a podium position began. Closing the gap on the third place Lamborghini, OC got to touching distance, but the chequered flag waved before he could begin his challenge.
“To take two fourth place finishes at Le Mans is both fantastic and frustrating,” commented OC. “Without the slow zones, I probably could have done it, but with more than 50 cars on track we’re going to get the odd car in the gravel. To be fair, the organisers did a great job of keeping things moving so we could all put on a great show for the 259,000 spectators.
“I still can’t believe what a great job Remon is doing," he continued. "It’s just his third race weekend and he’s given the seasoned amateurs a run for their money. He’s a huge fan of Le Mans and has been to watch many times so I would have loved to have stood on that iconic podium with him. But, we’ll just have to come back next year and go for the race win!”
The two fourth place finishes add 12 points to RAM Racing’s championship campaign, which continues in July at the Redbull Ring. The team will be reunited again in just two weeks, however, as they contest the 24H Series 12 Hours of Imola.
“Remon and I will contest the 12-hour race between the two of us,” the Rockstar Energy Drink Athlete explained. “It’s not going to be easy as it’ll be pretty hot in Italy in June but Remon wants plenty of seat time and I’m not going to complain at more time in the Mercedes AMG GT3.”
But, before that, OC is going back to the Nürburgring with Milltek Sport and its Toyota GT86 CS-Cup car in VLN3 this weekend.  
“I can’t wait to go back to the Nürburgring,” commented OC, who raced in Nürburgring 24 Hours as a BMW factory driver last month. “I learned the track and gained my A-permit in the Milltek Sport Toyota GT86 at the end of last year so it’s a very special car to me. I’ve really missed racing with my Milltek Sport team which has been a part of my racing career for nearly nine years – it’ll be good to get us all back together!”
Tom will race the Milltek Sport Toyota GT86 CS-Cup car alongside ‘Ring specialists Dale Lomas and Luke Gavris. Fans can keep updated on Tom’s social media channels or by following @MilltekSport.