Adam and Howard to race Aston Martin DBRS9 in 2011 British GT

3 03 2011

The Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9

The Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9 (Pic: BritishGT)

EX-BTCC driver Jonathan Adam has been confirmed alongside Andrew Howard to drive an Aston Martin DBRS9 for the 2011 British GT season.

Highly-rated Adam, 26, will form a driver pairing with 2009 British GT podium finisher Howard, in the Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9.

Adam, who drove an Airwaves BMW in the 2009 BTCC but did not have a full-time seat in 2010 is relishing the chance of racing competitively again.

The Scot, who won on his sports car debut in 2010 driving a Ginetta G50 at Knockhill, told the official website that he was excited to be challenging in the British GT.

He said: “We tried to do BTCC but we couldn’t get the funding. It’s good to be back and I’m excited about doing British GT.

“I shouldn’t have too many problems getting used to the car.

“There are a lot of new cars so it will be a tough year, but I can’t see why we can’t challenge for regular podiums and finish in the top three or four in the championship.”

And with more driver announcements due in the next week, team-mate Howard is optimistic about the strength of the field for the 2011 season.

He added: “The field looks the strongest it has been for many years.

“Although the Aston is getting on a bit it is incredibly reliable and, at the right tracks, still a very fast car.”