RAM RACING SCORES BRNO PODIUM AND WINS GT3 DRIVERS' TITLE
RAM Racing finished the final round of the 24H Series, the 12 Hours of Brno, in second place with its Mercedes SLS AMG GTE and added the GT3 Drivers’ Trophy to the GT3 Teams’ Trophy it secured at the penultimate round last month.
Tom Onslow-Cole (GB) and Thomas Jaeger (DE) were awarded the GT3 Drivers’ Trophy after they scored podiums at each round of the six-event series, including second place in the season opener Dubai 24 Hours and first place at the inaugural 24 Hours of Paul Ricard.
Team-mate Paul White (GB), who missed out on the title as he contested Dubai 24 Hours in another car, joined the pair for the 12 Hours of Brno this weekend and, although they missed out on the race win, RAM Racing were happy to complete a season of podiums on a high.
“We are a team that races to win,” commented Team Principal Dan Shufflebottom. “So, naturally, anything less is disappointing. However, to take the GT3 Teams’ and Drivers’ Trophies is a huge success for the team and we’re proud to add it to our collection back at Silverstone Park.”
The inaugural 24H Series saw teams contest 108-hours of wheel-to-wheel endurance racing. With grids of up to 90 GT and touring cars, on some of Europe’s most iconic tracks, the team, drivers and car have been pushed to their limits.
“The team and drivers have been incredible all year,” he added. “Obviously, we are always looking for ways of improving but I’m pleased to say that we are making small tweaks not huge changes and that gives us a lot of confidence going into next year.
“The Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 has been the perfect choice for us and we’re happy to be continuing with the brand next season. The service from AMG Customer Sports has been second-to-none and they have become part of the team as the series has progressed. The reliability has been good but, when things do go wrong, it’s good to have confidence in your manufacturer and, again, that’s good to know as our programme develops for 2016.”
RAM Racing is currently making plans for the 2016 season and, as well as taking its team to a new level, it is expanding its customer programme.
“We’ve proved that we can have success with our own programme and now we are looking to start running cars for customers. We’re talking to some great driver pairings for next year and looking forward to growing the RAM Racing team.”
The team will announce its 2016 programmes in the coming months.