Jonny Adam rounds off his trophy-laden 2019 in the desert heat of Bahrain this weekend in the mood to clear one final space on the silverware shelf.
The history-making Fifer has the Eight Hours of Bahrain to tackle before he can head off on for his festive break and is aiming for a hat-trick of World Endurance Championship wins in the TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage.
Factory racer Adam wrapped up his fourth British GT drivers’ title in a September Donington Park thriller and his WEC LMGTE category challenge has seen the 35-year-old take glory in the last two rounds in Shanghai and Fuji alongside teammates Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood.
The dominance of the #90 car in the last two outings brings with it even more success ballast, but Adam remains confident of a strong showing in the Middle East.
“It’s one of my favourite circuits and I still believe with 45kg added we as a team can still deliver a good result,” he said.
The TF Sport trio lead the championship and the longer duration of the Sakhir circuit event mean extra points are on offer as an additional incentive for Adam and he teammates to maintain their momentum.
“Big points are up for grabs in this race, so bring it on,” he said.
The WEC calendar resumes in 2020 with rounds in Sao Paulo, Sebring and Spa Francorchamps ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans finale next June.
Adam’s sparkling season also bagged him a prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club gong for the second year in a row when he was announced as the winner John Cobb Memorial Trophy at the annual prizegiving.
His Bahrain commitments meant Jonny was unable to pick up the trophy in person but he said he was delighted to be honoured by the BRDC with an accolade recognising outstanding success by a British driver.
The trophy commemorates land speed record holder John Rhodes Cobb, who lost his life in a 1952 attempt on the world water speed record on the waters of Loch Ness.
Adam shared the award in 2018 with Flick Haigh, who he partnered to title success for his third British GT crown.