ADAM AND JOHN­STON TAR­GET RECORDS

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Photos: Jakob Ebrey By Rob Lad­brook

Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship lead­ers Jonathan Adam and Derek John­ston could equal a 10-year-old record at Oul­ton Park this week­end, with Adam also on the verge of be­com­ing the most suc­cess­ful driver ever in the GT3 di­vi­sion in the UK.

TF Sport As­ton Martin pair­ing John­ston and Adam head to the Cheshire track this week­end hav­ing won the open­ing two rounds of the se­ries at Brands Hatch and Rock­ing­ham. A fur­ther vic­tory in race one at Oul­ton would make them the first pair­ing to win the open­ing three races of a cam­paign since Tim Mullen and Chris Niar­chos in 2006, and the first to win three rounds in a row since David Ash­burn and Glynn Ged­die in 2010.

Adam and John­ston would be the first driv­ers to win three in a row un­der the cham­pi­onship’s cur­rent per­for­mance bal­anc­ing rules, which add ad­di­tional time to pit­stops.

Scots­man Adam could also be­come the most suc­cess­ful Bri­tish GT3 driver ever. Adam has 10 GT3 wins to his name, one be­hind 2010 Bri­tish GT cham­pion David Ash­burn.

“Oul­ton is a big week­end for us, but we’re not go­ing in think­ing about records, we’re just look­ing for solid points and then we’ll see what hap­pens,” said Adam.

“We didn’t ex­pect to win at Rock­ing­ham with the 20s suc­cess penalty, so any­thing is pos­si­ble. With the two Oul­ton races be­ing one-hour events, we only carry a 10s penalty into race one, which is down from 15s in the rules for this year, so it’s eas­ier to over­turn.

“Derek and I have clicked so well and he’s driv­ing with great con­fi­dence in the car at the mo­ment and Oul­ton is a cir­cuit that pun­ishes mis­takes a lot, so we def­i­nitely have a chance.”

TF Sport pair could break 10-year record Adam (left) and John­ston are on form

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