Home­grown sup­port boosts Adam over­seas

Motor Sport News - - Britons At Daytona -

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.”

Scot­tish sup­port­ers (from l-r): Dalziel, Adam, Fran­chitti and Mcnish

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