RAM RACING CZECHS-IN TO 2015 FINALE
RAM Racing tied-up the 2015 24H Series championship at the penultimate race of the season last month, but the British team still heads to the 12 Hours of Brno as determined as ever to take victory with its #30 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.
RAM Racing regulars Tom Onslow-Cole (GB), Thomas Jaeger (DE) and Paul White (GB) will once again take charge for the 12-hour campaign and team principal Dan Shufflebottom wants to see them take a top three finish for the sixth time this year to round-up the 24H Series team’s 100% podium record.
“As usual, the team is heading to Brno with the overall race win as the target,” he commented. “We’ve proven we can do this at the 24 Hours of Paul Ricard so we know we can do it again this weekend. We’ve had podiums at every race this year and we’d be very disappointed to spoil this record at the final round.”
The 12 Hours of Brno replaced the 24H Series regular race, 12 Hours of Hungaroring, as the Budapest-based track is undergoing resurfacing.
“As it’s our first season in 24H Series, we went to every race bar Dubai 24 Hours with very little track knowledge and experience, especially when compared to some of our competitors,” continued Shufflebottom. “However, this round makes for a more level playing field and we need to use that to our advantage. We are very well prepared for this race and we are determined to end another season on a high.”
The team, which is renowned for its high-expectations and excellent standards, has had success from day one. In its first year of racing it won the European Le Mans Series GTLM class, beating off competition from some very established teams. Two years later and the team has taken its second international GT title and is busy making plans for 2016.
“Our plans for 2016 are coming along nicely,” Shufflebottom concluded. “We’ll be announcing our programmes in the next few weeks and, if all goes to plan, we’ll be back in 24H Series next year.”
The 12 Hours of Brno starts at midday on Saturday 10 October and fans in the UK can watch live on Motors TV from 11.30am.