Onslow-Cole joins Aon
Tom Onslow-Cole will re-join Team Aon for the remainder of the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season it was announced this morning.
Onslow-Cole will drive the squad’s third ‘Global’ Ford Focus car alongside Tom Chilton and Andy Neate – he won four times for it in 2010 and came close to winning the outright drivers’ title.
The announcement comes less than 24 hours after the New Malden racer parted ways with VW Golf squad AmD Milltek Racing.com following yesterday’s second race at Oulton Park.
It could be a timely move – both Aon cars were nearer the front-running pace at Oulton with Neate in particular achieving best-ever qualifying and race results of third and fifth respectively.
Onslow-Cole said: “I’d like to thank Tom (Chilton) for securing my return to Team Aon this season. We have been in regular touch and I know that he has been particularly persuasive in me rejoining the team. I’m looking forward to racing with Tom again this year and helping him and Andy develop the new car to its true potential this season.
“I have some great memories from the 2010 season with Team Aon and I look forward to building on those in the new Global Ford Focus this year. I’m very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Team Principal Mike Earle added: “Tom was a fantastic asset to the team last season and he makes a very welcome return. The new Focus has already proven itself with a podium in its first ever race weekend at Brands Hatch, but there is still a lot of work to do in developing the car further.
“We know from previous experience that Tom will provide a great deal of feedback and help us move forward as a team and we look forward to seeing all three cars move further up the standings as the season goes on.”