Onslow-Cole, who was recently crowned GT Open Pro-Am champion for the second time with SPS Automotive Performance and team-mate Valentin Pierburg, enjoys a successful career in GT racing with a very loyal customer base but, when he heard of the launch of Bullet, contacted the company to see if they could support him in finding some additional opportunities.
“I’m very fortunate in that I have a successful motorsport career working with incredibly professional teams such as SPS Automotive Performance and RAM Racing, and some mega amateur racers like Valentin Pierburg and Remon Vos, and they will remain my core business,” said Onslow-Cole. “However, I would love to add some more racing to my calendar next year and I know that self-management can often mean you miss opportunities. I was looking for a company to represent me properly and I think that the team at Bullet share my values and approach so, as soon as I heard they were launching I arranged a meeting, together we can push further – let’s see what we can do together!”
The signing comes just three weeks after Bullet Sports Management was launched by Jamie Campbell-Walter and Nic Minassian, who first met more than 20 years ago when they raced against each other and together as team-mates. More recently, for the past five years, Campbell-Walter has managed drivers, but the growth of his business meant he needed to partner-up with someone who shared his motorsport knowledge and experience and, most importantly, his honest and open approach to working. Minassian, who is also sporting director for IDEC Sport racing team, fit the bill perfectly and the partnership was formed.
“When Jamie and I launched Bullet, we decided that we wanted to work with drivers who are focused, determined and hard-working, and Tom [Onslow-Cole] has these qualities in bucketloads. The fact that he’s a very fast and probably often overlooked talent makes him even more appealing to us. We’ve followed his career for many years, and he’s done a fantastic job of self-managing to this stage, but he was also very aware that with professional assistance he could be offered more opportunities. We’re delighted that in launching Bullet we have given a very gifted and extremely good guy a management company he can trust in and at the same time we have another great athlete with us.”
Fan-favourite Onslow-Cole started racing aged eight when his father bought him a kart. Fast-forward ten years and he broke his first record by winning the UK Renault Clio Cup by more points than anyone else – a record he still holds to this day. This naturally led him into the British Touring Car Championship where he won races in his seven-year stint before making the switch to GT racing in 2013. Multiple 24-hour race wins, a 24 Hours of Spa podium and three international championship titles later he is a Bullet Athlete looking ahead to a fantastic future.