Adam mantlepiece strains under weight of motorsport awards from Le Mans-winning year

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Jonny Adam with the BRDC Fairfield Trophy

Jonny Adam has added prestige national silverware to the trophy cabinet which already contains the Le Mans 24 Hours winner’s trophy – the highlight of a sensation season for the flying Scot.

At the end-of-year black tie bashes for both the Scottish Motor Racing Club and the British Racing Drivers Club, Aston Martin factory driver Adam was honoured for the part he played in the British marque’s thrilling last-last gasp win at the Circuit de la Sarthe in June.

Adam partnered Englishman Darren Turner and Brazilian Daniel Serra to victory in the GTEPro category, with the 33-year-old Kirkcaldy-born racer taking the #97 Vantage to the chequered flag after taking the lead of the race with just one lap remaining.

At the SMRC dinner, Adam picked up the Callands Trophy for the best performance by a Scot in an international championship, before heading south to take the spotlight in the BRDC annual prizegiving.

There the two-time British GT champion – who became the winningest driver of the GT3 class en route to third in the 2017 standings – claimed two international awards.

He and Aston Martin Racing co-driver Darren Turner were presented with the Woolf Barnato Trophy and the ERA Club Trophy for the highest-placed British drivers racing a British car at Le Mans.

Adam who also became a Blancpain GT Series champion this year, then collected the magnificent Fairfield Trophy for the outstanding performance by a BRDC member.

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Adam was also a Blancpain GT Series with Ahmad Al Harthy

“It’s been a mega year and the Le Mans win was obviously the highlight,” he said.

“It’s a great honour to be recognised for our achievement in #97, flying the flag for Britain as drivers in a British car,” he said.

Adam has been involved in the development of the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE which the team will campaign in 2018.

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