The title is still on

Share this article

GT racer Jonny Adam insists his British title dream is still alive despite a chaotic weekend at storm-lashed Snetterton.

The Kirkcaldy ace, along with team mate Andrew Howard, secured third place on the podium for the Beechdean Aston Martin team in race one.

But after a first lap skirmish in race two, the Fifer was forced to retire the car after only a few laps.

It came after Saturday’s qualifying session was wiped out by a monsoon-like downpour that left parts of the Norfolk track flooded.

Adam said: “It was an up and down weekend.

“The rain on Saturday was unbelievable so they cancelled qualifying and based the grid on our times in free practice.

Messed up

“That messed us up a bit because we’d used practice to try things out and we were on old tyres because we were saving the new ones for qualifying.

“We started from third in race one - and it went okay.

“Andrew was out first and he got us up to first at one point, but fell back to fourth by the time he pitted.

“I managed to get us back up to third by the finish line and that scored us some good points.”

Adam started the second race in 10th position but owned up to a misjudgement on lap one that ended his race.

“I was caught off guard by how much the car in front slowed down and I brushed into the back of him,” he said.

“There was no damage to the car in front, but my bonnet flew up which meant I couldn’t see out the windscreen.

“I had to pit for repairs and although we could have got the car back out, we we decided to play it safe and retire the car.

“I was gutted about it, but I held my hands up.”


Depsite missing out on crucial points, and dropping down the drivers standings, Adam insists the title dream is not over yet.

“It was a difficult weekend and everyone had their issues,” he said. “There wasn’t one team that walked away with two good results.

“We’ve dropped to seventh in the championship, but we’ve actually clawed back some points on the leaders because they had a nightmare.

“Overall we’ve not lost out, but it’s just disappointing that we’ve missed a golden opportunity.”

Next up is the penultimate round of the British GT Championship which takes place at Silverstone on September 8 and 9.