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Onslow Cole makes his Superstars debut on Jaguar XFR
19th May 2012
BRITISH TOURINGCAR ACE TO JOIN TOUGH SUPERSTARS COMPETITION AT DONINGTON PARK
Donington, May the 18h, 2012
A renowned young British ace is ready to join the SUPERSTARS INTERNATIONAL SERIES at Donington Park this Sunday. 25-year-old BTCC racer Tom Onslow-Cole, who has scored 7 wins in 141 British Touring Car Races, will be making his debut appearance in the series reserved for top class touring cars with 500 hp.
The young Brit, has already earned a great reputation in touring car racing, will line up on-aboard one of the two Ferlito-prepared Jaguar XFR racecars . A British driver in a British car will give local fans two reasons to cheer on this wild card entry.
“It’s going to be really exciting to drive these cars with so much power. I have watched some of the races and they are spectacular. The cars make the right noises and they move at the right speeds”. Said Onslow-Cole on Thursday.
Onslow-Cole has enjoyed a successful career so far in racing: driver in the British Touring Car Championship where he finished on the top podium spot 7 times and closed out the 2010 season in 4th place. He made his BTCC debut in 2007 with West Surrey Racing when he was only 19. Among his rivals was Fabrizio Giovanardi (who lined-up in SUPERSTARS two years ago) whom he joined as a team-mate in 2008.
In this debut SUPERSTARS race Onslow-Cole will run with a new Italian team mate, Como based Max Pigoli, in their Ferlito Motors Jaguar that took a race win at Monza.
WSR Team Principal Dick Bennetts was very happy to call Tom about the opportunity on the young driver’s birthday, “Tom is over the moon to get this chance to drive a 500hp touring car. He is a great young lad and I can’t think of a better present for his 25th birthday. We have been watching SUPERSTARS for some time now; it’s an interesting series so I am very happy that Tom has been given this opportunity. He is a very sensible driver so I am confident he will take to the big car well.”
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