Adam ready to fulfil Far Eastern promise

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

Jonny Adam will return to Asia to race in the World Endurance Championship for Aston Martin in the Six Hours of Shanghai this weekend and is looking for clear conditions to allow him to show that he can compete with the best in the business.

Adam’s previous outing in the Vantage V8 GTE alongside Jamie Campbell-Walter and Stuart Hall in Japan last month was a stop-start affair thanks to the deluge that washed out the event in Fuji.

Despite the final classification showing the trio to have finished second in class and having extended the number 96 car’s championship lead, like the rest of the field Adam was left frustrated at not being able to race at full pace.

“Fuji was a great event despite the weather and it was nice for me to race in a world championship again,” he said.

“It was the right call to red flag and stop the race, as both Prototypes and GT cars were struggling with the conditions even under safety car.”

Since returning from Fuji Adam has been nominated as a candidate for Autosport’s National Driver of the Year award alongside the likes of Jason Plato, Gordon Shedden, 2013 BTCC title-winner Andy Jordan and Nick Tandy.

Now, having been granted another opportunity to race with the works squad, Adam’s attention is on the penultimate WEC round in Shanghai.

“I have to give a massive thank you to Roald Goethe and everyone at AMR for the opportunity to race the #96 car again,” he said.

“The circuit suited the Aston very well in 2012, and it was possibly the strongest circuit for the car.“