New Malden professional racing driver Tom Onslow-Cole heads to Tuscany in Italy this weekend for the second round of the 24H Series, the 12 Hours of Mugello.

The 27-year-old signed for the Silverstone-based Ram Racing after securing second place in the championship's season-opening Dubai 24 Hours in January - Onslow-Cole's first race for the team.

The Kingston-born is joined in the team by fellow Brits Adam Christodoulou and Paul White - who raced against the pair last time out.

The 12 Hours of Mugello is split across two days with four hours of racing tonight and eight hours on Saturday.

And, while the drivers will be exchanging pleasantries off the track, Onslow-Cole does not believe there will be much room for civility on it.

"I'm glad that the season is back underway,” he said.

"It's been a while since Dubai 24 Hours and I'm itching to get back out.

"I shook the car down last week and it was like a little teaser to remind me of what I'm missing.

"Ram Racing really know how to prepare and run a car so I'm confident we'll have a good race."

He added: "It's pretty different to the Dubai 24 Hours. It is all very civilised. We do some racing, go for dinner, get a good night's sleep and start again in the morning.

"I don't think the on-track action will be so civilised. There are some great GT3 teams and drivers in our class and we're expecting some good battles.

"Like Dubai, the traffic is going to be key to a result, with 73 entries there are a few less cars but the track is tighter with a lot less run off and room to manoeuvre."