New Malden racing driver Tom Onslow-Cole continued his clean run of 2015 podiums at the weekend, but was left to rue a queue at the petrol station, writes Stuart Amos.

The 28-year-old and team-mates Paul White and Thomas Jager took RAM Racing to a second place finish in the third round – the 12 Hours of Zandvoort – of the 24Hr Series in Holland.

The number 30 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, which started from second on the grid, led the 12-hour race for most of the duration, but a queue at the fuel pump in the final stop cost the team in excess of two-minutes and the win.

“Of course, we came here looking for a win, but it wasn’t to be,” said Milltek Sport-sponsored Onslow-Cole.

“We definitely had the pace to win, but we lost more than two minutes in the last pitstop and it cost us the lead. Still, we have extended our lead in the GT3 championship and that’s our main objective.”

RAM Racing finished second in Dubai 24 Hours and second in the 12 Hours of Italy, giving them the 24H Series front-running A6 class-lead.

In addition, Onslow-Cole had a class-win at the Silverstone 24 Hours and won the World RX Rally Lites talent search shootout last month to land a seat in the Turkish round of the championship in October.

“I’ve had a win or podium in everything I have entered so far this year,” said the former Brooklands College student.

“I have some really exciting events coming up in the next few months and I’m working hard to try keep up this run of success.”

Onslow-Cole races the Aston Martin Festival of Le Mans in two weeks time.