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