Jonny Adam Gets Last Minute Drive At Daytona

by James Charman

Reigning British GT Champion Jonny Adam will make his US racing debut after receiving a last-minute call-up to compete in the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The Scotsman will join fellow countryman Calum Lockie along with Robert Nimkoff, Peter McIntosh and Max Riddle in the #009 TRG Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage.

“It all came together at the last minute but I know the team and the car from testing with them and it will be my third 24 hour race, so I’m going into it well prepared,” said Adam. “We’ve got a great mix of youth and experience in the line-up which is ideal. Our recent three day test was very productive so there is good baseline setup to work with, and if we can keep our nose clean early in the race I believe we can challenge for a strong result in our class.”

Adam will be making his debut along with the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, combining the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The 29-year-old’s full 2014 schedule is expected to be confirmed upon his return from Daytona.

“It will be nice to finally make my US race debut as I’ve tested over there a few times now,” concluded Adam. “I couldn’t believe how many people turned up to watch that, so the atmosphere should be amazing come race weekend.”

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