Homegrown support boosts Adam overseas
Jonathan Adam was joined by a strong Scottish contingent at the Daytona 24 Hours, made up of past and present stars.
Adam, from Kirkcaldy in Fife, got support from Indycar legend Dario Franchitti, triple Le Mans 24 Hours winner and World Endurance champion Allan Mcnish as well as Daytona rival Ryan Dalziel before, during and after the race.
“Having Dario, Allan and Ryan around was hugely helpful,” says Adam. “I wouldn’t say Ryan gave me many tips as he was our competition and right behind us on the grid [in another Chevrolet Corvette DP], but just having him, Dario and Allan around was great. These are drivers I’ve admired for ages. The achievements they’ve all got within the world of motorsport, whether it’s Indycar, Le Mans or Daytona with Ryan – it’s amazing to be amongst names like that.
“Even in the photo I don’t look like I can believe it’s happening! It drills home to me how far I’ve come. I got nice feedback from them about how I did. Scottish drivers are a close community as it’s a small country. We all follow what everybody else is doing and how they are getting on and nobody is ever scared of offering a bit of advice.”