eBay Motors Blog: Knockhill – Tom Onslow-Cole
Submitted on September 1st 2012 23:09 by James Mappin.
Overall it was an excellent weekend for the eBay Motors team in Scotland; two second places for me and obviously two great wins for Rob Collard in what turned out to be very testing driving conditions.
Personally I haven’t had that much experience in wet conditions but still managed to grab a decent place on the grid in qualifying. Although we still haven’t quite nailed the start I managed to put pressure on Jason Plato and Aron Smith early on in the Race 1. I was then able to make the most of a tangle between them and just slot in behind Rob, passing him to take a point for leading the lap, before dropping back into 2nd for the remainder of the race.
I had a better start from the front of the grid in Race 2 and, despite being forced to carry extra success ballast, Rob and I managed to finish clear of Gordon Sheddon in 3rd. He put a lot of pressure on me though at one stage but, with the car being quick all weekend, I managed to hold him off for another 2nd place finish.
Race 3 was my favourite of the weekend. Having to battle through the pack in the reverse grid is always an enjoyable challenge and, with a few more laps, I reckon we could’ve really pushed for a 3rd podium.
I couldn’t have really asked for more from the team this weekend. The set-up, chassis and engine were all spot-on and I don’t think we could’ve been much quicker.
All three cars returned unscathed, which is great news at it leaves the team free to concentrate on mine and Edd China’s Mechanics Challenge; a challenge to turn a milk float into a race car. Fans recently voted on which Performance parts are going to be used to upgrade the milk float and they’ll soon be arriving at the WSR garage. We’ll be putting Style parts up for vote very soon as well so keep checking www.ebaymotorsbtcc.co.uk/mechanicschallenge for updates.
Thanks for the support and see you all at Rockingham.
Photo Credit: eBay Motors