RAM’S DOUBLE AMG ASSAULT
RAM Racing will race at two of the world’s most iconic race tracks this weekend as it continues its 24H Series and British GT Championship campaigns with its pair of Mercedes SLS AMG GT3s.
The blue and silver #30 will race in the inaugural 24 Hours of Paul Ricard. The team is looking to maintain its 100 per cent podium record in the 2015 24H Series but this time aims to claim the overall race win.
Tom Onslow-Cole (GB) will once again be joined in the 6.2-litre machine by AMG works driver Thomas Jaeger (DE), fellow British pro Adam Christodoulou and 24H Series ‘super-Bronze’ Paul White (GB).
“We’ve finished second in every 24H Series race this year having led each event at some point,” commented Team Principal Dan Shufflebottom. “We’ve come so close to the winning three times so we really need to get on that top step this weekend. Anything else will be disappointing.”
Meanwhile, the British GT crew will head to the Championship’s overseas race at Spa-Francorchamps with the team’s green and white #30 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 and drivers Lewis Plato (GB) and Alistair Mackinnon (GB).
Despite it being their first season in the British GT Championship, the pair has already come close to the podium but this weekend they are hoping they can taste real success at a track that is renowned for its fast corners and challenging layout.
“Spa Francorchamps is a difficult track,” explained Shufflebottom. “It has no allowance for hesitation or error, you need to be on it on every corner in order to get a good lap time. Lewis and Alistair have both proven they have great race pace and I think the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 will suit the track. With focus and some luck onside they have a good chance of taking their first British GT Championship podium.”
The 24 Hours of Paul Ricard starts at 1430 on Saturday 11 July and it can be viewed on the website www.24hseries.com
The British GT Championship from Spa Francorchamps will be shown on MotorsTV throughout next week.