RACE BY THE SEA FOR OC

British professional racing driver Tom Onslow-Cole heads to the third round of the 24H Series, the 12 Hours of Zandvoort, this weekend (29/30 May) and is looking for a race win to add to his two second place finishes of the season so far. 

The race, which takes place on a 4.3km-long track within the sand dunes of Zandvoort, a seaside town just 20-minutes from Amsterdam in Holland, will see more than 50 cars, including 10 GT3s, battle it out and the Milltek Sport-supported driver is confident that a race-win is possible for RAM Racing and the #30 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.

“We have a very strong line-up and the fast flowing layout should suit our car,” he commented. “Both Dubai 24 Hours and the 12 Hours of Italy ran really smoothly for us and I’m confident that if we have another trouble-free race we have the pace to win.”

OC will drive alongside AMG works driver Thomas Jaeger (DE) and super-quick amateur Paul White.

“I haven’t raced at Zandvoort before but I’ve worked hard on my preparation, with four hours practice on Friday morning I hope to be up to speed well in time for qualifying. Friday is going to be a hectic day, we have two practice sessions, qualifying and the race start. It’s going to be imperative not to lose anytime in the pits or put the team under pressure through driver error.”

“The three-hour/nine-hour race split makes the strategy a little more interesting, Friday will all be about positioning ourselves for the best possible start on Saturday morning."

The first three hours of the race takes place at 1600hrs on Friday 29 May with the remaining nine starting at 08.45 and finishing at 17.45 on Saturday 30 May.