Kirkcaldy racing driver Jonny Adam wins second Le Mans championship
The 36-year-old Aston Martin factory driver added another victory at the historic race to his previous win in 2017. The TF Sport racing team made up of Adam, Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood won the GTE Am category which resulted in two historic moment being set.
Yoluc became the first ever Turkish driver to win Le Mans and Adam became the first WEC driver to take both GTE PRO and GTE Am honours.“Once you’ve won anything once you want to win it again,” said Adam“At Le Mans you need everything to come together, the car and the luck, and some people take years to even get a podium place. “I had the same gut felling standing on the grid as I did in 2017 - It felt right and we felt we could do it and achieve something cool. “The car went like clockwork and all three of us drove really well and the pit team were perfect. “I never thought when I first started GT racing in 2011 I’d have a chance to win not just one but two Le Mans - now I want to keep going for it and try and get a third.“There were differences of course, normally there’s around 250,000 fans there and the race is normally held in June. “There were four and half hours more driving in the darkness and not having a crowd made the atmosphere really different.” As well as a historic weekend for Adam, TF Sport and Aston Martin the win in France also propelled the TF team in to the lead in the World Championship table as the competition concludes later this year in Bahrain. “It was a great weekend for Aston winning the pro and the am class, It’s the first time we’ve won both on the same weekend.“It was such a good weekend at Le Mans, the biggest weekend for Aston Martin racing since 1959, it’s huge for everyone involved.“The manufacturer won the Constructor World Championship and now we are hoping to win the World Drivers Championship for TF Sport in November. “I’ve competed in and out for the last four or five years and never had this good a run or an opportunity to push for it before so to win it would wrap up a perfect season.”“It’s been a weird year for everyone so to have the light at the end of the tunnel and capture the world championship would be amazing.”Before that though Adam is back in action for another Aston Martin customer team this weekend and is looking for victory at another historic race - the 24 Hours Nürburgring in Germany.He said: “It’s a different type of race and a different type of circuit, it’s got a lot more turns and is a lot longer but it’s another race any driver wants to win.”