Winning feeling for Adam

Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam celebrate their victory at Donnnington
Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam celebrate their victory at Donnnington
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In a drama-filled final race of the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship season Beechdean AMR driver Jonny Adam kept a cool head to help team-mate Andrew Howard clinch the drivers’ title at Donington Park.

The championship battle see-sawed throughout the two hour endurance race as the contenders traded places, but Kirkcaldy driver Adam and Howard both put in excellent performances to finish fourth at the chequered flag - enough to give Beechdean boss Howard the title by 1.5 points.

Despite sharing a car with Howard throughout the season the Fifer finished fourth overall in the standings due to a penalty points deduction at an earlier round, but Jonny said he was elated at what the team had accomplished.

“At the end of the day it was about getting the job done and making sure Andrew got the title. On paper I finished fourth overall, but it still feels like I’ve won,” he said.

“It was a massive effort from everyone in the team and personally for me it’s a massive milestone in my career, I feel like I’m a professional driver for Aston Martin.

“It was a hard race and when I was out there I was thinking in the long term to help Andrew. I think he won by a second and a half so we did just enough.

“It was especially nice as we had a bad start to the year so we were on the back foot. But we worked really hard, did our homework so it’s been a big relief to get there in the end.

“I also did my job as a works Aston Martin driver and helped deliver the first major title for the V12 Vantage GT3, and with it being the centenary year for the marque it’s just that little bit more special.”