14 March 2017
Silverstone Park motor racing team RAM Racing will switch championships in 2017 when it contests the Michelin Le Mans Cup with its Mercedes AMG GT3.
The highly sophisticated car will spend much of its time in transit as it travels to six race events across Europe. In between it will be back at RAM’s headquarters at Silverstone Park where the squad’s technicians will strip down and analyse the car before rebuilding it and sending back on the road.
RAM previously has won the European Le Mans Series crown (with a Ferrari in 2013) alongside which the Michelin category races. Among the six races is a round supporting the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours.
RAM Racing’s Team Principal Dan Shufflebottom commented: “We have great memories of the ELMS paddock and it’s good to be back. Since leaving we have had some incredible endurance racing results including a 24 Hours of Paul Ricard win, which should stand us in good stead for the Le Castellet round later in the year…
“After some testing, we are feeling confident about this season in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. Although there is some good competition driver-wise, we are a race-winning team that understands the importance of preparation – our crew prides itself on being meticulous. We also have a driver pairing that we think will challenge for race wins.”
Tom Onslow-Cole, who has taken six endurance race podiums as well as the 24 Hour Series title with RAM, will once again join the team and be joined by Dutch driver Remon Vos.
The Le Mans Cup starts at the Italian F1 Grand Prix circuit of Monza in mid-May. Prior to that RAM will contest the 12 hours of Italy race at Mugello this coming Saturday (18 March).