Jonny Adam will return to Aston Martin Racing for this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain.
The recently crowned British GT Champion will rejoin Darren Turner in the team’s No. 97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE, replacing Richie Stanaway, and making his first WEC start since the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
Turner and Adam completed the final five races of 2015 as co-drivers in the GTE-Pro entry.
“Following Jonny’s championship victory in British GT and his performances at Spa and Le Mans, the team wanted to bring him back to reward him for this year’s efforts,” an AMR spokesperson told Sportscar365.
“Bahrain is a track that he knows well having taken a podium here last year so it’s not somewhere new for him like Fuji or Shanghai for instance.”
The shakeup comes in the wake of a heated up championship showdown, which sees AMR’s sister No. 95 entry of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen hold a 12-point lead over the AF Corse duo of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon.
Aston Martin, meanwhile, faces a 10-point deficit in the GT Manufacturers World Cup to Ferrari heading into Saturday’s season finale.
James Newbold contributed to this report