Bad luck strikes again for Jonny

Jonny Adam in action at Silverstone
Jonny Adam in action at Silverstone
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JONNY Adam’s British GT curse struck again at Silverstone on Sunday.

The Kirkcaldy driver, and team-mate Andrew Howard, have endured horrid luck this year and they suffered more misfortune in the penultimate race of the season.

The Beechdean Aston Martin duo needed a strong podium finish to maintain their outside hopes of winning the championship, but after qualifying in second place, things did not go according to plan on race day.

By the first corner, Howard had been knocked to the back of the field after being spun off the track, and although he started to pick his way through the pack, a brake problem with the DBRS9 resulted in a lengthy repair job in the pits.

It meant that by the time Adam took to the track for the second half of the race, he was five laps down, and any chance of scoring points, or challenging for the championship, were gone.

“It was a frustrating race because the pace of the car was awesome,” Adam told the Press.

“We did all our calculations and had we avoided all the mishaps, we’d have won the race by 15 seconds.

“We’ve just had a nightmare run of bad luck this season, and this was just another good situation that’s gone against us.

“We were the quickest car on the circuit and had that been reflected in the result we’d have been sitting in P2 or P3 in the championship.

“Instead, we’re down in seventh place now, and the championship has gone.

“Everyone’s had their issues this season but we seem to have had more than anyone.

“If you don’t have luck on your side in motorsport you’re not going to get results.”

Adam will look to put the disappointment behind him and finish a frustrating season on a high at Donnington Park on September 28-29.