Two second places and a fifth for West Surrey Racing’s Tom Onslow-Cole saw him take his best points haul of the season at Knockhill, but his with four second-place finishes this season, the 25-year-old is still chasing that first win since Donington 2010.
Tom Onslow-Cole followed team-mate Rob Collard across the line in the first two races of the day at Knockhill as the West Surrey Racing team dominated proceedings, briefly leading in race one, but it was an orchestrated pass to grab the additional point which is available for leading a lap.
“It was a good weekend overall, shame to still not get that win, but it’s close,” said Onslow-Cole to TouringCarTimes. “We’ve had three or four second places I think now, and we’re very close to getting to that top step, but overall a great weekend.”
“I really enjoyed that last race because we actually got to do some racing rather than some qualifying with another car in front of you,” he added.
“It’s not boring, we’ll take those all season long if they come like that, but I’m a bit of a racer at heart and that’s why I like the BTCC, and that’s what I enjoyed was that last race, that was really cool.”
Tom Onslow-Cole has now jumped past Motorbase Performance’s Mat Jackson for sixth in the overall standings, and is within 50 points of independents’ trophy leader Andrew Jordan in third place. The EBay Motors/West Surrey Racing team have also moved into the lead of the independent team’s trophy with all three cars scoring well at Knockhill.
“It’s all looking OK, we’re not in the hunt for anything just yet, but another weekend like this might put us there. So we’ll keep doing what we’re doing and if we get up into that title chase for the independents’ then we’ll embrace it when it comes.”