Jonny Adam and his TF Sport teammates claimed their third victory of the World Endurance Championship season a Texan thriller at the Circuit of The Americas.
A race-long battle with the identical Vantage GTE of rival Pro-Am outfit Aston Martin Racing came down to the last 30 minutes of the six-hour event for the 35-year-old Fifer in the No. 90 car alongside Northern Irishman Charlie Eastwood and Turkey’s Salih Yoluc.
Keen to put a Bahrain engine setback behind them after two earlier season successes in Japan and China, the trio started from third on the grid and were quickly involved in the battle for the top spot.
Reigning British GT champion Adam grabbed the lead with two hours remaining after as scintillating double stint, handing the car over to Eastwood, who was jumped by the rival Aston crew in the final round of pit stops but battled back to take the chequered flag at the head of the class.
The result moves the TF Sport outfit to second in the WEC Pro Am standings, just two points shy of the championship leaders heading to the next round at Sebring.
“It was a great race and one we really needed after the misfortune in Bahrain,” said Adam.
“The car really came alive in race conditions and was right in the peak window of performance.”
Adam particularly enjoyed the tussle with fellow Aston Martin factory driver Darren Turner in the No. 98 Vantage.
“My second stint was even better in terms of the car speed. Two identical cars racing for the win, just as GT racing should be,” he said.
“We couldn’t have asked for more – a great team effort all round,” said Adam.