Adam focused ahead of title showdown

Jonny Adam (right) and Andrew Howard after their 2nd place finish at Silverstone in May. Photo: Michael Booth/Paul Davies Photog
Jonny Adam (right) and Andrew Howard after their 2nd place finish at Silverstone in May. Photo: Michael Booth/Paul Davies Photog
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Jonny Adam says he’s approaching one of the biggest races of his career the same way he goes into every race - and is not feeling the pressure.

The Kirkcaldy ace will be one the main protagonists in this weekend’s British GT title showdown at Donington Park with Beechdean Aston Martin team mate Andrew Howard leading the championship by just half a point going into the final round.

“There’s a bit more expectation from other people, but you need to keep your head screwed on and treat it as just another race,” Adam said. “We’ll approach it as we do every event and look to perform at our very best.

“I’ve been in British GT since 2011 and it has got stronger every season. It’s difficult to win races, that’s why the championship is so close between the top 10 drivers going into Donington.

“If you look at last year it was the team who were lying fifth going into the last round that took the title, so that just shows you anything can happen.”

Adam believes a full test day at the Leicestershire venue this week proved invaluable in helping the team dial themselves in for the two hour endurance race around the 4.023km GP circuit.

“With such a hectic schedule earlier in the season we didn’t get a chance to do much testing, but it was perfect timing being able to put in some extra work to set us up for the final round,” he said.

“It’s all to play for and is a huge opportunity for myself, Andrew and the whole Beechdean team to put a marker down and add a major stamp to our CVs, so we’ll work as hard as we can to make it happen.”