Jonny helps Aston Martin close in on world title

Jonny Adam, Aston Martin Racing. Pic: Drew Gibson

Jonny Adam, Aston Martin Racing. Pic: Drew Gibson

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Jonny Adam stepped in to help Aston Martin to a podium finish in round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Shanghai over the weekend.

The Kirkcaldy racer was called into the team for the trip to China to replace Roald Goethe in the Aston Vantage GTE alongside class points leaders Jamie Campbell-Walter and Stuart Hall.

And despite a difficult race that saw the number 96 car suffer some damage, Adam was able to help the team secure a third-place finish.

“It was full-on racing,” Adam told the Press. “All three of us had contact that caused damage to the car so we struggled a bit.

“But we ground out a result which was good because it means they are still leading their class in the championship with one race to go, although the gap is only five points so it’s all to play for.

“I felt I drove well over weekend, and we worked well as a team. We managed to get the best result we could have out of the car.”

Adam is currently on stand-by to take part in the final WEC race at Bahrain at the end of the month.

“I’d love to do last one but it’s still up in the air at the moment,” he said.

“I feel very much part of the Aston Martin Racing family now and to race these cool cars all over the world is a dream come true.

“But I’ve got a job to do and to help them win a world title would be great, and a huge box ticked for me.

“I haven’t played a full part, but to know I’d played a small part towards a world title win for Aston Martin would be awesome.”