Davidson joins Adam for title attack
“I’D LIKE TO THINK WE’RE STARTING WITH THE STRONGEST 2019 PACKAGE”
British GT race winner Graham Davidson has targeted the 2019 title after switching to TF Sport alongside three-time champion Jonny Adam, billing it as an “all-or-nothing year”.
The 2017 GT Cup champion stepped up to the category with a Jetstream Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage this year, and took a first win at Spa alongside Maxime Martin, but suffered bad luck and only finished seventh in the points.
After moving to partner defending champion Adam, who switches from Optimum Motorsport back to the team he won the 2016 title with, Davidson is determined to make the step to championship contender with
Aston’s new Vantage GT3.
“The aim is to do a lot of simulator work, a lot of testing and to get pole positions and win races – it’s an all-ornothing year for me,” said Davidson.
“I want to give myself the best possible chance – I don’t want to increase the budget a little bit to find out that we were runner-up, and if I had just put in a bit more testing or a bit more simulator time then we might have won.
“I don’t want to leave anything to chance, so I will employ the approach that Flick [Haigh, 2018 champion with Adam] did this year and give it everything I can to give me the best chance.
“I’d like to think we’re starting on the front foot with the strongest package.
I’m ready for it, I just wish the season could continue on from the last one!”
Davidson and Adam will pilot one of Aston Martin’s latest, up-to-date GT3 cars next year. It will be raced in customer hands
for the first time at the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi next month by TF, along with fellow British GT outfit Beechdean AMR and the Swiss R-motorsport squad that will field the Aston Martin-badged DTM effort next year.
Adam and Ahmad Al Harthy will reprise the combination that sealed the 2017 Blancpain Endurance Pro-am title at TF Sport, along with Aston stalwart Darren Turner, while Beechdean AMR patron Andrew Howard will share with ’16 BGT team-mate Ross Gunn, ’11 American Le Mans Series champion Chris
Dyson and Emirati driver Humaid Al Masaood.
Team regular Jake Dennis will share the R-motorsport car with Marvin Kirchhofer and an unconfirmed third driver. The car debuted at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in October, with the entry for Turner/martin taking pole position in VLN.