Jonny Adam will continue in Aston Martin Racing’s GTE-Am championship-leading Vantage in this weekend’s Six Hours of Shanghai, the British manufacturer confirmed Monday.
Adam, a Silver-rated driver, again takes the place of car owner Roald Goethe in the No. 96 entry. He’ll be joined by full-season drivers Stuart Hall and Jamie Campbell-Walter, who currently hold an 8-point lead in the drivers’ championship and a 12-point advantage in the teams’ title.
Goethe was slated to contest the final two rounds of the season.
“It’s great to have Jonny back in the car,” Campbell-Walter said. “It was such a shame he didn’t get to race in Fuji. He’s proven this year in the British GT Championship, which he won with Beechdean AMR, that he is ready for this next challenge and Stuart and I welcome him into the team in Roald’s absence.”
Aston Martin’s No. 95 GTE-Am entry, meanwhile, will see newly crowned Porsche Supercup champion Nicki Thiim rejoin fellow Danes Kristian Poulsen and Christoffer Nygaard.
Bruno Senna, who subbed for Thiim in Fuji, returning to the GTE-Pro ranks in the No. 99 entry with Pedro Lamy and Richie Stanaway. The team’s No. 97 car will continue with the unchanged lineup of Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke.
“We go into Shanghai in a strong position,” said AMR team principal John Gaw. “It’s a shame that we didn’t get to race in Fuji because of the weather, but our fantastic qualifying results enabled us to come away with some very valuable points. We now go into the penultimate round of the championship in second place and just a few points off the leader.
“We were very strong here last year and I’m sure we will be this year, we just don’t know how strong our competitors will be. The goal, of course, is to win both classes and go into the final round leading the manufacturers’ title and both class titles.”