RAM RACING CONTINUES PODIUM RUN
RAM Racing has taken its third consecutive second place 24H Series finish of the season in the 12 Hours of Zandvoort and, despite missing out on the race-win, Team Principal Dan Shufflebottom was happy with the team’s performance.
“All the drivers did a fantastic job this weekend and the team didn’t make any mistakes,” he commented. “We had good strategy, the car didn’t miss a beat and were leading for much of the race, we just had bad luck at the fuel pumps and that lost us the lead.”
Together, Tom Onslow-Cole (GB), Thomas Jäger (DE) and Paul White (GB) all put in outstanding stints keeping the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 inside the top three throughout the 12-hour race.
However, a queue at the fuel pump at the final pit stop put halt to the team’s charge at the front and they had to settle for second place.
“We had good driver performance but unfortunately we were a bit unlucky at the last fuel stop,” commented Jäger. “We are, of course, happy for another podium but know it could have been more.”
“Yes, we definitely had the pace to win today but it slipped away from us in the last stop,” added Onslow-Cole. “That aside, second place further strengthens our championship and we are focused on that top step for Paul Ricard.”
The next round of the championship, the 24 Hours of Paul Ricard, takes place on 11/12 July and is the fourth race in the six-race endurance calendar.
“I’m really looking forward to racing at Paul Ricard,” added White. “I’ve been pleased with my performances this year and I feel like I’m getting better and better each time I race with Tom (Onslow-Cole) and RAM Racing – they are a really professional and well-run outfit.”
RAM Racing next races in the British GT Championship tomorrow (31 May) at Silverstone, UK.