Adam Jones (racing driver)

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Adam Jones
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1980-08-09) August 9, 1980 (age 33)
Birmingham (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2006
Current team Clyde Valley Racing
Car no. 9
Former teams Team Aircool
Xero Competition
Starts 90
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 9th in 2008
Previous series
2007–08
2001–04
2002
2000–01
1999
British GT
FIA GT
British F3
French F3
Formula Renault Campus
Championship titles
1999 Formula Renault Campus

Adam Jones (born 9 August 1980 in Birmingham) is an English auto racing driver.

Early career[edit]

He competed successfully in Formula 3 and Formula Renault in France, before switching to GT racing. Three years of irregular drives in both the FIA and British GT championships where followed by a stint in the Le Mans Endurance series alongside Sascha Maassen, winning his class at the Nürburgring. In 2005 he raced historic cars as well as the Britcar 24 hour race at Silverstone, in which he finished 3rd alongside Tim Harvey.

Touring Cars[edit]

Adam Jones driving a Lexus in 2006.

He moved to the British Touring Car Championship for 2006 driving a Lexus IS200 for Xero Competition. His only point came in round 6 of the season at Donington Park.

Adam contested 7 meetings of the 2007 British Touring Car Championship season in a SEAT Toledo Cupra prepared by GR Asia, in the car also used by Tom Coronel in the World Touring Car Championship. He was competitive in the first round but missed the next three meetings, before being among the frontrunners in round 5. In round 6 at Donington Park he qualified 7th, before charging through the field in the first race to finish 2nd for his first BTCC podium [1], and the first ever for a non-works SEAT. At Brands Hatch the team also ran Gavin Smith in a newer SEAT León, but Jones had the better of him, finishing 7th race one before running 2nd in race two. Contact with Colin Turkington dropped him to 6th, but the reverse grid gave him pole for race 3. He made a poor start before a long-running battle with Tom Onslow-Cole, which ended in a big collision eliminating Jones.

The team ran a SEAT León full-time in 2008 and Jones took a third and a fourth in round 2 at Rockingham, and another podium in round 5 at Croft. In the Independents Trophy he has been among the first 3 finishers in 11 of those 15 races, giving him the class lead – aided by many races having intermediate wet-dry conditions which did not suit the BMWs of his leading rivals Turkington and Mat Jackson. His season ended with a lucky escape at Brands Hatch, as his car speared off the track at Clearways, narrowly missing armco posts which had been bent by a huge crash involving John George earlier in the race. There is every chance that the car could have been launched onto the marshal's post or even into the crowd had he struck these. He ultimately finished 3rd in the class and 9th overall.

For 2009, Jones moved to the all-new Clyde Valley Racing team, alongside the returning Dan Eaves and continued to drive a León. The team failed to complete the season due to lack of funds.

For 2010 Adam competed in the European Abarth Trofeo Championship as a privateer finishing 2nd overall missing out by just a couple of points.

In 2011 Adam competed in the Britcar 24hr in a Seat Leon Supa Copa & also competing in the championship for 2012 gaining 3 pole positions & 2 wins with car owner & team mate Craig Davies.

His next race is the Historic Spa 6hrs competing in a Corvette again with car owner Craig Davies.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2006 Xero Competition Lexus IS200 BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
MON
1
MON
2
MON
3
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

15
OUL
3

12
THR
1

11
THR
2

11
THR
3

13
CRO
1

13
CRO
2

13
CRO
3

13
DON
1

16
DON
2

10
DON
3

Ret
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1

11
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

DNS
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

12
SIL
1

DNS
SIL
2

DNS
SIL
3

DNS
22nd 1
2007 Team Air Cool SEAT Toledo Cupra BRH
1

7
BRH
2

6
BRH
3

5
ROC
1

DNS
ROC
2

DNS
ROC
3

DNS
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

8
OUL
3

5
DON
1

2
DON
2

5
DON
3

Ret
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

6
BRH
3

Ret
KNO
1

4
KNO
2

7
KNO
3

8
THR
1

9
THR
2

12
THR
3

7
11th 72
2008 Team Air Cool SEAT León BRH
1

10
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

18
ROC
1

4
ROC
2

8
ROC
3

3
DON
1

7
DON
2

7
DON
3

7
THR
1

8
THR
2

6
THR
3

5
CRO
1

8
CRO
2

6
CRO
3

2
SNE
1

13
SNE
2

10
SNE
3

DSQ
OUL
1

8
OUL
2

6
OUL
3

2
KNO
1

8
KNO
2

12
KNO
3

10
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

3
SIL
3

2
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

Ret
9th 119
2009 Cartridge World Carbon Zero Racing SEAT León BRH
1

5
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

7
THR
1

6
THR
2

8
THR
3

2
DON
1

9
DON
2

8
DON
3

Ret
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

8
OUL
3

7
CRO
1

16
CRO
2

8
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

11
SNE
3

7
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
11th 62

Complete British GT results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2006 Cirtek Motorsport Porsche 997 GT2-RS GT2 OUL
1
OUL
2
DON PAU
1
PAU
2
MON
1
MON
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

2
SIL MAG
1
MAG
2
16th 4
2007 Team Modena Lamborghini Gallado LP560 GT3 GT3 OUL
1
OUL
2
DON
1
DON
2
SNE
4
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL
8
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

DNS
CRO
1
CRO
2
ROC
1

3
ROC
2

DNS
14th 12
2008 Team Modena Lamborghini Gallado LP560 GT3 GT3 OUL
1

DNS
OUL
2

DNS
KNO
1
KNO
2
ROC
1

2
ROC
2

9
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

Ret
THR
1

4
THR
2

DNS
BRH
1
BRH
2
DON SIL
DNS
27th 14

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