Tom Onslow-Cole flies to Portugal today for the final round of the Le Mans Cup along with RAM Racing, his team-mate Remon Vos (NL) and the #5 Mercedes AMG GT3, and hopes to end the season on a high.

The Milltek Sport-sponsored ace - who was last week invited by BMW Motorsport to drive its brand new 24 Hours of Le Mans-going M8 GTE - has never raced at the Portimao circuit but has tested the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GTE, and the Bentley Continental GT3 there, so feels confident he knows the track well.

“It’s a fantastic circuit but it’s not an easy one to learn, so the main aim will be getting Remon [Vos] out there as much as possible ahead of qualifying,” commented the Rockstar Energy Drink Athlete. “Luckily, I know the track well and he learns quickly so I’ll be able to support him in getting up to speed.”

After two practice sessions on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, Vos will qualify the car ahead of Sunday morning’s race. With a mix of GT3s and LMP3s on the track, which includes some difficult corners, OC will warn his team-mate to be extra cautious.

“There are a few blind corners at Portimao so Remon will have to be careful as he approaches them,” added OC, who represents the motorsport-inspired watch brand Casio Edifice. “He’s a very quick and confident driver but I’m sure there will be some slightly unpredictable driving from the other competitors as they approach and navigate through these difficult sections.

“Remon has been a fantastic team-mate and I’ve really enjoyed our first season together. We’ve taken podiums together and I’d love nothing more than to end the year with him on a high,” concluded OC.

Qualifying takes place at 15.40 on Saturday with the race starting at 09.00 on Sunday and fans can watch on the Le Mans Cup website:
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Tom Onslow-Cole barely had time to wash the Champagne from his racesuit before he re-packed and left for the Le Mans Cup at Paul Ricard via a red carpet appearance at a star-studded London film premiere and a GT Open test in Barcelona.
On Saturday, OC and his Milltek Sport team-mates took a class win in VLN5 and extended the team’s championship lead, before the 30-year old GT racer left the Green Hell and headed for the red carpet.
“Being a Rockstar Energy Drink Athlete comes with lots of perks, being invited to film premieres is definitely one of the better ones,” commented OC. “The film, Logan Lucky, was pretty decent, lots of laughs and a fun plot – I wouldn’t have minded a bit more NASCAR in it, though!”
After the screening was over, it was time for OC to fly to Barcelona, where his SPS automotive performance Mercedes AMG GT3 was waiting for him and his GT Open team-mate Valentin Pierburg at the Circuit de Cataluña.
“The SPS automotive performance Mercedes AMG GT3 is feeling insanely good,” he commented. “The team has worked so hard to get the set-up sharp and I love the track at Barcelona – I can’t wait to come and race here in a couple of months.”
With GT Open testing complete, OC is now at Paul Ricard in the South of France ready to compete in the fourth round of the Le Mans Cup with RAM Racing and team-mate Remon Vos (NL) in their Mercedes AMG GT3.
“At the last round of Le Mans Cup, we proved we have a package capable of running at the front,” he said. “We know that if we just run the same strategy again, we can get ourselves in a similar position at Paul Ricard and we can aim for the podium.”
After Le Mans Cup at Paul Ricard, OC will return to the UK but there’s no time off for the Casio Edifice brand ambassador as, next weekend, he races at his home track at Silverstone in GT Open.
“It’s pretty flat-out at the moment, but I’m not complaining,” commented OC. “I love these back-to-back events and my busy calendar, it’s a real privilege to have so much going on!”
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Tom Onslow-Cole (GB) is in Spielberg in Austria for his thirteenth event of the season but the Rockstar Energy Drink Athlete isn’t worried about superstition and believes another podium is on the cards for himself and team-mate Remon Vos (NL) this weekend.
The Redbull Ring is the home of the third round of the Le Mans Cup and, after a race win in GT Open at Paul Ricard and a second place finish with Vos in the 12 Hours of Imola a fortnight ago, OC is feeling confident.
“This might be my thirteenth race weekend of the season but I think we’ve already had our bad luck in Le Mans Cup!” the Milltek Sport-supported racer said, referring to the opening round at Monza where a lap one incident for Vos ended their race.
“We showed in the Road to Le Mans what we are capable of and took two fourth place finishes in what is sure to be the toughest and most competitive round of the season,” he continued. “If we carry that form into this weekend, there’s no reason we can’t take a podium.”
The pair will once again compete in the RAM Racing-run Mercedes AMG GT3, which, following its success in Imola, returned to the team’s state-of-the-art facilities in Silverstone Park to be re-prepared before heading out to Austria earlier this week.
“With RAM Racing, I’m always confident we are turning up to an event with the best prepared car in the paddock,” said OC, who is a face of Casio Edifice for the eighth consecutive motorsport season. “Remon and I are well prepared, too - we tested here earlier in the year so we both know the track. We just have to take as much as we can from this weekend – with a good points haul we could find ourselves in the championship battle at the end of the season.”
The two-hour race at the Redbull Ring takes place at 16.00 CET on Saturday 22nd July and fans can watch the livestream on the Le Mans Cup website:


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.


Tom Onslow-Cole has finished the first of two Le Mans Cup ‘Road to Le Mans’ races in fourth place with RAM Racing and team-mate Remon Vos (NL).
The Milltek Sport-sponsored driver qualified the #5 Mercedes AMG GT3 on the second row of the grid. With straight line speed down compared to some of his rivals, OC had to use his race skills to battle in the Circuit de la Sarthe’s medium-high speed corners. Despite a four-way battle for third taking place over most of his stint, OC came out on top and pitted in a podium position.
Team-mate Vos took over and, after a two-minute minimum pitstop, he emerged in third place but with a pack of four cars within a couple of seconds of his rear bumper. The Dutch driver, who has only previously contested two GT3 races, did a fantastic job and at the end of the 55-minute race the team was awarded fourth place.
“That was seriously impressive stuff from Remon,” commented OC, as he put on his Rockstar Energy Drink cap. “I’m not going to lie, it was tough out there – our straight line speed was down on the others but, in the corners and over a whole lap, the Mercedes is fast We had to battle hard in the corners to get ahead and retake positions.
“This year was supposed to be a learning year for Remon but here we are battling it out for a podium at the biggest race of our season on the most famous track in the world. I’m pretty sure a podium will come for us very soon but, until then, we’ll take the points towards our championship campaign and focus on the next race.”
Race two of the Road To Le Mans takes place at 11.30 on Saturday, just ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Fans and the media can follow OC on social media using @tomonslowcole.


Tom Onslow-Cole will return to RAM Racing, this season, as the Silverstone-based team has signed him to head-up its Michelin Le Mans Cup campaign in the Mercedes AMG GT3.
The Michelin Le Mans Cup is a six-round championship that runs on the European Le Mans Series package and includes a support race at the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans as its centre-piece.
The Rockstar Energy Athlete, who has won both races and a championship with RAM Racing, is looking forward to returning to the Circuit de la Sarthe on the biggest weekend in sportscar racing.
“I won a support race at Le Mans a few years ago, in an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 that was run by RAM Racing,” said OC, who recently announced that his partnership with Milltek Sport would continue for a seventh season. “It would be great to go back with the team and do it in the Mercedes AMG GT3.
“Aside from Le Mans, there are some awesome tracks in the calendar and I’ve raced at almost all of them – it’s just Red Bull Ring that is new to me. I know that RAM Racing have won races at most of the tracks, including our 24 Hours of Paul Ricard win together back in 2015, so that stands us in good stead.”
The highly-experienced RAM Racing crew, based at Silverstone Park, are no strangers to the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) paddock. In fact, they won the ELMS GTLM class in 2013 in their debut year as a team, before going-on to contest the World Endurance Championship in 2014.
“RAM Racing are one of the top teams I have ever raced with – and I’ve raced with a fair few!” concluded OC, who will be joined in the RAM Racing Mercedes AMG by Remon Vos (NL). “I’m proud to race with RAM Racing and I’m confident that we have a good shot at another championship win together.”

This brings OC's total number of races in 2017 to 24. Earlier this year, he was signed as a BMW factory driver for its Nürburgring 24 Hours campaign; he will contest GT Open with sps automotive performance; he has a post-Nurburgring VLN programme with Milltek Sport; and is signed-up for various rounds of 24H Series.
The 2017 Michelin Le Mans Cup kicks-off at Monza in Italy on 13 May. Fans can follow OC on social media using @tomonslowcole.