It’s the first time we’re happy with finishing fourth!

Jonny Adam
Jonny Adam

Jonny Adam has the British GT title in his sights - despite missing out on a podium in the penultimate round at Zandvoort at the weekend.

The Kirkcaldy racer, along with Beechdean Aston Martin team mate Andrew Howard, failed to score any points in the first race of the weekend at the Dutch circuit, finishing down in 11th place.

They battled back to claim a fourth place finish in race two, which ensured they will take a one point championship lead into last round of the season at Donington Park next month.

“It’s the first time we’ve been happy with finishing fourth,” Adam told the Press.

“Andrew is still leading the championship and it means we won’t have any pit-stop penalty to carry over.”

British GT rules state that any car finishing inside the top three positions must serve extra time in the pits during the next race.

“The Porsche won Sunday’s second race so they’ll carry an extra 20 seconds into Donington - and we’ll serve nothing,” Adam explained.

“That gives us a better chance of winning the championship, although there’s still 11 drivers capable of winning it. There’s all still to play for.”

Adam, somewhat unusually, finds himself third in the championship, six points behind team mate Howard, after he was docked points following a race incident at Snetterton earlier in the season.

“It’s weird because we’re doing this as a team,” he said. “As long as Beechdean win, then I’ll be happy.”

The final British GT race weekend takes place at Donington Park on October 5 and 6.