Tom Onslow-Cole at WSR: Second-chance saloon

Tom Onslow-Cole at WSR: Second-chance saloon

Back in 2007, Dick Bennetts gave teenager Tom Onslow-Cole his big chance in the British Touring Car Championship. Now, an older and wiser Onslow-Cole is back with Bennetts' crack WSR outfit. Dan Mason spoke to both of them

It's a story of a reunion. In late 2006, 19-year-old Tom Onslow-Cole was just coming off the back of a breakthrough year by dominating the Renault Clio UK Cup.

With the British Touring Car Championship spotlight focusing on the raft of newcomers, Onslow-Cole joined Dick Bennetts' WSR operation to drive a BMW 320si alongside Colin Turkington. The pressure was on, particularly as he was switching from front to rear-wheel-drive machinery.

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