Jonny revs into New Year at Daytona

The TRG Aston Martin that Jonny Adam tested around the Daytona circuit

The TRG Aston Martin that Jonny Adam tested around the Daytona circuit

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Kirkcaldy motor sport ace Jonny Adam wasted no time in getting his first miles of 2014 under his belt.

The Aston Martin factory driver flew out to America on January 2 for three days testing at the world famous Daytona circuit.

He was based with US customer team TRG (The Racer’s Group) who are preparing for the upcoming Daytona 24 hour at the end of
January.

And there is a slight chance Jonny could return to Florida for the 24-hour race.

“I was flown out just to help the team with set-up and mileage for the car,” he said.

“There’s a small possibility of doing the race, but that’s on the back burner.

“For me, to get three days testing at a track like Daytona in an Aston Martin was a massive opportunity.

“We got a lot of work done on the car set-up so they’re looking good for the Daytona 24.”

Jonny, who helped Beechdean Aston Martin team-mate Andrew Howard win the British GT title last year, hopes his early start to 2014 will stand him in good stead for the upcoming season.

“In the UK and Europe, because of the weather, we don’t start testing until the end of February so it’s nice to get some extra mileage in the car,” he said.

“The car was similar to what we ran in the British GT last year although it doesn’t have the same driving aids like traction control and
ABS.”

Jonny was fortunate to avoid the brunt of the cold weather currently affecting large parts of the US.

“We were lucky to get our connecting flight to Orlando,” he said.

“When we were in New York the snowstorm was just starting as we left the runway.

“The planes behind us were struggling to get away.

“It was a bit warmer in Florida - it got up to around 24 degrees on the last day of testing.”