Jonny Adam revving up for another title challenge

Jonny Adam (centre right in red) on the podium at Circuit of the Americas.Jonny Adam (centre right in red) on the podium at Circuit of the Americas.
Jonny Adam (centre right in red) on the podium at Circuit of the Americas.
When the 2020 British GT Championship roars into action at Oulton Park in April there will be one driver who has never taken his foot off the pedal when it comes to preparing for the challenge.

Kirkcaldy’s four-time champion Jonny Adam will join the grid for his ninth season in British GT - and is more determined than ever to continue his record-breaking run in the series.

Given that the factory Aston Martin star is returning to compete in the same Vantage GT3 with the TF Sport team he won the title with last year, and alongside a team-mate he’s already driven to success with in the shape of Ahmad Al Harthy, he believes all the elements are in place for another successful season.

“It really is a dream scenario,” he said.

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“Last time I raced with Ahmad in 2017 we won the Pro AM Blancpain Endurance title with TF Sport. He’s one of the fastest and most experienced gentlemen drivers out there, a really nice guy, and I can’t wait to get racing with him again.

Adam said he is completely focused on retaining his title “I’d take the same again,” he said. “Title number five with a fifth different teammate is absolutely the goal.

“I think consistently scoring points is going to be more important than ever as the grid looks the biggest it been for a good few seasons.

“We’ll push from the off and see how the championship unfolds, but as last season showed once again as long as you are in the mix heading into the final round anything can happen.”

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Fresh from winning a World Endurance Championship race at Circuit of the Americas in Texas, Adam says he is aiming to take that momentum into his next challenge at Oulton Park.

“I haven’t had an off-season as such but I feel like that keeps me sharp and the team are the same as they’ve all been working right through and been on top form.

“Sustained success gives you a sense of momentum, and I just don’t get tired of winning races.

“The victory in Austin was a must for our world championship title hopes, and we are now right back in contention with a good feeling now heading towards Sebring in a few weeks.”

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