Onslow-Cole and Vos first raced together in 2017, after the Dutch amateur shared a garage with the British pro and was impressed with his professionalism. Despite having never driven a GT3 car before, Vos worked hard under OC’s guidance and, after a season of Le Mans Cup in 2017 and some rounds of the 24H Series in 2018, they decided to step-up to the highly-competitive Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.
After third place at Silverstone, and two second place finishes – one in the Paul Ricard 1000kms and the other in the 24 Hours of Spa – the RAM Racing crew went into the final round of the series at Barcelona in second place overall and in contention for the championship win, but we’re denied the chance to challenge due to an incident that couldn’t be avoided within the final hour of the race.
“It was frustrating to have the race win and potentially the championship win taken from us so cruelly but I’m trying not to focus on that,” commented OC. “What we have to look at is how far we have come in just a couple of years. To take three Blancpain GT Series podiums, be leading a race and fighting for the championship in our first year in the series is seriously impressive – to think Remon only sat in a GT3 car for the first time in 2017 puts it into perspective.
“For me, Blancpain GT Series is the pinnacle of GT3 racing and I’ve really enjoyed my season. As always, I’d like to thank RAM Racing for being the ultimate professionals and working so hard. I hope we get the chance to fight again next year.”
Tom’s 2020 programme will be announced in the coming weeks. Keep up to date on social media by searching for and following @tomonslowcole.