Jonny Adam joins TF Sport for the next three rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2018/19
TF Sport confirms today (2 August, 2018) that Aston Martin Racing (AMR) factory driver Jonny Adam will join the team for the next three rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), starting with the British round at Silverstone on 19 August.
With increasing involvement and co-operation between TF Sport and AMR, and with the latter slimming down its WEC programme for the shorter events for the rest of 2018, AMR has placed - on a temporary basis - Jonny within the TF Sport fold to keep him race sharp at the very highest level in readiness for its 2019 campaign.
Jonny is no stranger to TF Sport, having competed with the team successfully in both the British GT Championship, where he won the title alongside Derek Johnston in 2016 and in 2017, when he partnered with Ahmad Al Harthy to claim the Blancpain GT Endurance Cup Pro-Am title. Jonny, who won Le Mans in 2017 with AMR, re-joins TF Sport alongside Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood, in place of Euan Hankey.
TF Sport claimed a superb runner-up position in the first round of the championship at Spa-Francorchamps but were left disappointed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team are seventh in the standings with 18 points and now look forward to the rest of the 2018/19 Super Season with a concerted challenge to claim the GTE Am honours.
Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director
“We welcome Jonny back to the team and we look forward to the Silverstone, Fuji and Shanghai WEC events with him, Salih and Charlie. We know Jonny well and when the opportunity arose - and discussions took place with Aston Martin Racing - it was clear we had to make a tough decision. It’s very mixed emotions for us as Euan’s been part of the TF Sport family for a number of years. Now we look to build on our strong start to the Super Season and push for the title.”
“It's a great opportunity to re-join TF Sport - a team that I have had great success with in British GT and Blancpain Endurance Series. I am looking forward to joining the #90 line up and hitting the ground running from Silverstone. The goal is to achieve strong results and gather momentum in their WEC Super Season championship campaign."
John Gaw, AMR Managing Director
"After a period of analysis and development post Le Mans, these adjustments to the line-up give us the best chance to achieve maximum points in the shorter races. There are no weak links in our driver line-up and I am proud of all of them. Keeping Jonny in the fold and race sharp is essential.”