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Adam to Make First Non-Aston Martin GT Appearance in AMG

Jonny Adam set for rare non-Aston Martin program in select British GT rounds with 2 Seas…

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Jonny Adam will make his first GT race appearance in anything other than an Aston Martin this year when he lines up to drive a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo in select Intelligent Money British GT Championship rounds for 2 Seas Motorsport.

2 Seas has announced that Adam and his 2018 British GT co-champion Flick Haigh will reunite for a three-race program covering Silverstone, Snetterton and Brands Hatch.

All of Adam’s previous GT3 and GTE drives, including 96 British GT outings, have come behind the wheel of Aston Martin machinery based on a long-held affiliation with the brand as a factory driver.

But like the rest of the AMR works roster, Adam is able to pursue other race drives that do not obstruct his primary role for the British manufacturer.

Aston-contracted Nicki Thiim, Maxime Martin and Marco Sorensen have also driven other GT3 cars in the last couple of years.

Thiim and Martin have previously joined Audi and Porsche GT3 entries at the Nürburgring 24, while Sorensen more recently drove for Corvette Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Furthermore, Thiim is racing in the DTM this year for Lamborghini outfit T3 Motorsport.

Adam’s last race appearance, beyond historic events, in a car that wasn’t an Aston Martin occurred six years ago at Daytona where he drove a Chevrolet Corvette DP as his prize for winning the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge.

“I am super excited to be back in British GT for a few selected rounds, and back racing with Flick,” said the 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner.

“Last time we raced together we shared a championship victory in 2018 and it’s great to see her back behind the wheel of a GT3 car.

“We have tested with 2 Seas Motorsport and the team have been great to work with, so we have high hopes to try and achieve some solid results for Flick on her return back to British GT.”

Haigh is set for her first racing action since 2019 when she represented the United Kingdom in the FIA Motorsport Games GT Cup.

“It’s taken a while, but I am so pleased to be able to say that I’m back,” she said.

“The British GT championship holds some really fantastic memories, and it is great to continue this journey alongside Jonny and to join 2 Seas Motorsport.

“I am really pleased to be heading to Silverstone for our first race where we scored a podium back in 2018, and the team had a great result there last year, so we are going to be pushing for a strong result from the start and looking to build on this at Snetterton and Brands Hatch.”

2 Seas Motorsport won the three-hour Silverstone 500 last year courtesy of a dominant run from Martin Kodric and Hunter Abbott in a Mercedes-AMG.

The U.K-based team, which has Bahraini backing, committed to a full-season entry this year with Lewis Williamson and James Cottingham in the Pro-Am class.

“It is a real coup for us to confirm that Flick and Jonny will be reunited to take on these additional British GT events,” commented 2 Seas co-owner Isa Al Khalifa.

“Flick secured the title on her debut, which is a huge result, and remains the only female driver to have achieved this.

“Jonny has proved on multiple occasions to be the class of the field and is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the championship.

“It is really exciting to bring them back together, and we are excited to see them both competing with us in the Mercedes-AMG.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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