International GT Open best Tom Onslow-Cole will acknowledgment to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and Aggregation HARD. Antagonism for the abutting three contest to alter Ollie Brown who charcoal on the sidelines through injury.
Onslow-Cole competed in the BTCC from 2007 to 2013, demography seven victories and 36 podiums over that time for marques such as Vauxhall and Ford, afore abutting Tony Gilham’s band in 2013.
The aggregation has been alive adamantine to advance the Volkswagen in 2020, which Onslow-Cole debuted at the alpha of the 2013 BTCC division at Brands Hatch. The aggregation afresh appear that they would be backward the ageing CC at the end of the division in what has angry into a applicable accelerate off for the championship acceptable machinery.
Looking advanced to the BTCC’s appointment to the UK’s fastest clue in the country, Thruxton, Onslow-Cole said: “I’m cool aflame to be dispatch aback into the BTCC and reuniting with some old friends.
“The aggregation has developed awfully aback I aftermost raced here, and I am beholden forthis befalling to appear my way.
“I was advantageous abundant to admission the Volkswagen CC aback in 2013 and alike took the cars aboriginal belvedere at Thruxton of that division and aback the aggregation appear that they would be backward the CC at the end of the division I anticipation to myself ‘it would be alarming to get one aftermost go’.
“When Tony gave me the call, I jumped at the befalling of accepting aback abaft the caster in the car’s final division in the BTCC, in what feels like a applicable end to its accord in the series.
“Naturally, it’s never nice to apprehend that a adolescent disciplinarian has been afflicted whilst out on the clue and I ambition Ollie a accelerated accretion from his injuries but I attending advanced to bond up with Jack (Goff) already afresh afterwards seven years, and affair Nic (Hamilton), to abstract the best out of the car.
Tony Gilham, Managing Director of Aggregation HARD. Antagonism commented: “The apple charcoal in a funny abode at the moment and this BTCC division is proving to be no different. As added teams and drivers accept accepted accepting assimilate the filigree for 2020 is actual catchy and it would accept been accessible for us to retire the car until Ollie returns.
“Knowing that this will be the aftermost division of the Volkswagen CC and for us to accomplish the best of this bearings I anticipation I’d accord Tom a alarm and see what his affairs were for this season.
“Despite commitments to added alternation for 2020 Tom was up for the claiming of accepting aback into the BTCC and auspiciously for himself and the aggregation he can accomplish to the abutting three chase weekends.
“Tom’s antagonism almanac both in and abroad from the BTCC speaks for itself, and his achievements aback he was aftermost with us are remarkable. It’s a abundant accomplishment to access a disciplinarian of top full-blooded at this date of a actual different division of motorsport.”