New Malden race ace Tom Onslow-Cole hopes winning in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 at Le Mans last week could be the ticket to a repeat performance in the same machine later this year.

The 28-year-old and team-mate Paul White won the 2015 Michelin Aston Martin Le Mans Festival on Saturday continue a season that has seen Onslow-Cole secure a top three finish in every race entered so far.

The weekend's 45-minute support race to the 24 Hours of Le Mans main event was Onslow-Cole's fifth event of the year but his first back in the Aston Martin.

Despite not racing the 6.0-litre V12 machine for several months, the former British Touring Car Championship driver qualified on pole in the GT3 class and third overall, before going on to claim the win.

“It was great to be back in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3,” he said.

“I felt immediately at home in it and that allowed me to hit the ground running as I ran my first ever laps of Le Mans.

“Driving here is one of those dreams every driver has so you have a bit of an ‘is this really happening’ moment as you speed down the Mulsanne, especially in an Aston Martin as they have such history here.

“This is the very car that I did my first endurance race in back in 2013 and we’ve both gone on to do some exciting things.

“It’s a fantastic car and I’m looking forward to making an announcement later this week about my next outing in one."