Kirkcaldy racers have mixed day

Jonny Adam. Photo: Michael Booth
Jonny Adam. Photo: Michael Booth

THERE were mixed fortunes for the Kirkcaldy racers taking part in the Blancpain Endurance Series second round at Silverstone over the weekend.

Peter Dumbreck, co-driving the JRM Nissan GT-R, just missed out on a podium place as his team finished fourth in the overall standings.

However, fellow Lang Toun ace, Jonny Adam, had a weekend to forget as rare mechanical problems with the Aston Martin V12 cost the Beechdean team the chance to score points in the pro-am category.

“It wasn’t the best weekend,” Adam told the Press.

“We had a loss of power during qualifying that left us 29th on the grid.

“We then had a gear box compressor failure on lap two of the race and it was effectively game over.

“We had to pit and we lost five or six laps and ended up finished 42nd overall.

“It’s a rare thing to go - it’s never happened on our car before, or with Aston Martin full stop.

“We hardly scored any points at all and in a championship where consistency is everything, that’s really disappointing.”

There was one positive to come out of the weekend, however, as Adam
explained.

“The Aston Martin Factory team put a car into the event and it won,” he said.

“It was nice to see the car showcase what it can do it was just a shame for us that we never got the result we deserved.”

Adam will put his Silverstone disappointment behind him this weekend when he travels to Le Mans with Aston Martin for the official test day for the upcoming 24-hour race, which he is a reserve driver for.

“I’ve never looked forward to a test day in the car like I am on Sunday,” he said.

“It’s a big box ticked for me and a dream come true to drive around Le Mans in an Aston Martin.”