Reign­ing Bri­tish GT cham­pion Jonathan Adam ready to make a bit of his­tory with his new team

Motor Sport News - - Tf Sport’s Big Year -

Jonny Adam is rel­ish­ing the chance to de­fend his Bri­tish GT ti­tle this sea­son, and could be­come the first driver ever to suc­cess­fully claim back-to-back GT3 crowns with dif­fer­ent teams.

Adam has left the shel­ter of the Beec­n­dean AMR team, and co-driver An­drew Howard, af­ter a five-year part­ner­ship which cul­mi­nated in GT3 ti­tles in both 2013 and 2015 for the team. Now Adam faces a new chal­lenge with TF Sport, and he’s rar­ing to go.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to this year per­haps more than any other be­cause it’s a new chal­lenge but in a fa­mil­iar en­vi­ron­ment,” says the Scots­man. “I haven’t tested with TF yet, but I know the level the team is at from rac­ing against them and it’s ex­cit­ing to bring my bank of knowl­edge to the team and we can try new things to­gether to try and grow and im­prove.

“Derek [John­ston, co-driver] is also at a great level so I know we’ll be in the fight for the cham­pi­onship. He now un­der­stands how Bri­tish GT works. You don’t have to win ev­ery race and fight for ev­ery last point, it’s about string­ing the re­sults to­gether to put your­self in a good po­si­tion in the points come the end of the year. You have to play the long game as no­body re­mem­bers how many races you won in a sea­son, they just re­mem­ber if you won the cham­pi­onship.

“This year will be re­ally tough, es­pe­cially with the new gen­er­a­tion of GT3 cars com­ing in – many of which have been built around the Pirelli tyres we’ll use this year. But I’ve driven the Van­tage GT3 for five years now and hope­fully TF, Derek and I will all come to­gether quickly to be right there from the start.”

Adam is rar­ing to go in 2016

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