Jonathan Adam

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Jonathan Adam
Jonathan Adam.jpg
Adam at the 2009 BTCC Festival in Edinburgh.
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 29)
Kirkcaldy (Scotland)
2014 British GT Championship
Debut season 2011
Current team Beechdean Motorsport
Car no. 007
Starts 20
Wins 3
Poles 1
Fastest laps 3
Best champ.
finish
5th in 2011
Previous series
2009
2006–08
2004–05
2003
2003
BTCC
SEAT Cupra Championship
Clio Cup GB
Formula Renault UK
Formula Ford Zetec Scotland
Championship titles
2007
2005
2004
SEAT Cupra Championship
Clio Cup GB
Clio Winter Series

Jonathan Adam (born 4 September 1984 in Kirkcaldy, Fife) is a Scottish racing driver. He was the champion of the SEAT Cupra Championship in two of its six seasons – winning in 2007 and in 2008. He also won the 2005 Elf Renault Clio Cup. He competed in the British Touring Car Championship in 2009 and currently competes in the British GT Championship.

Career history[edit]

Early career[edit]

Adam began his career in karting, winning the 1999 Scottish Kart TKM challenge, and he finished 5th overall in the British Kart Championship (100 National) in 2002, and also went on to win the "Summerlee" championship at Larkhall.

In 2003, Jonathan finished 3rd overall in the Scottish Formula Ford Zetec Championship, however he was 2nd and 5pts behind Ryan Cannon in the Newcomer's Cup.[1]

Clio Cup[edit]

Adam moved into the Renault Clio Cup in 2004, and after a season long battle with Ed Pead and Paul Rivett, it was the latter who took the title after Adam failed to finish in the penultimate race at Donington Park.[2] Jonathan eventually finished 3rd in the championship.

Adam then took 4 podiums, including a win, to become the Clio Cup Winter series champion.

2005 saw him resume his battle with Pead in the Clios, which took the championship down to the final meeting of the year at Donington Park, where Adam clinched it with a race to spare.

SEAT Cupra Championship[edit]

Adam leads Martin Byford at the Croft round of the 2008 SEAT Cupra Championship.

Jonathan competed in another one-makes series in 2006, this time the SEAT Cupra Championship. He finished 3rd, in a competitive series with would-be 2007 BTCC driver Mat Jackson and Alan Blencowe finishing ahead of him in the standings.

In 2007, Adam continued in the championship, driving in the top Leon Cupra R class, and sealed the title with 3 races to go at his home circuit of Knockhill,[3] taking 9 wins and 17 podium from the 20 races. He remains in the SEAT Cupra Championship for 2008. At Knockhill he took a double hat-trick – 2 poles, 2 victories, 2 fastest laps, although he remained 14 points behind championship leader Robert Lawson.[4] He eventually won the championship for the second year in succession.

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

Adam joined the British Touring Car Championship in 2009, driving a BMW 320si for Motorbase Performance.[5] At the first round of the season at Brands Hatch he was first past the chequered flag in the third race of the day, only to be penalised for hitting Jason Plato when he passed the 2001 champion for the lead.

British GT Championship[edit]

Unable to find funding to continue in the BTCC, Adam moved to the British GT Championship to drive an Aston Martin DBRS9 for Beechdean Motorsport for 2011.[6] Adam and co-driver Andrew Howard took their maiden win that season at Rockingham in wet conditions.[7] They took pole position at the final race of the season at Silverstone and went on to take the win, allowing to finish the season 3rd in the GT3 standings.[8]

Adam is once again teaming up with Howard for 2012, now driving Beechdean's Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.[9] They took the first win for the new car in the third race of the season at the Nürburgring.[10]

Racing record[edit]

Partial Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 2 points 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 DC Pts
2008 Total Control Racing Renault Clio Cup 197 BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

2
SNE
1
SNE
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
27th 62

Complete SEAT Cupra Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest 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 DC Pts
2006 Total Control Racing SEAT León Cupra BRH
1

7
BRH
2

15
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

1
THR
1

2
THR
2

2
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

3
DON
1

7
DON
2

5
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

4
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

4
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

2
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

2
3rd 218
2007 Total Control Racing SEAT León Cupra BRH
1

2
BRH
2

1
ROC
1

3
ROC
2

1
THR
1

1
THR
2

1
CRO
1

2
CRO
2

1
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

1
DON
1

1
DON
2

2
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

7
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

2
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

2
THR
1

3
THR
2

3
1st 302
2008 Total Control Racing SEAT León Cupra BRH
1

9
BRH
2

3
ROC
1

2
ROC
2

4
DON
1

7
DON
2

Ret
THR
1

1
THR
2

1
CRO
1

3
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

1
SNE
3

11
OUL
1

1
OUL
2

1
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

1
SIL
1

13
SIL
2

1
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

2
1st 301
  1. ^ – Race staged in place of the cancelled race at Croft.

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
2009 Airwaves BMW BMW 320si BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

2*
THR
1

12
THR
2

11
THR
3

12
DON
1

6
DON
2

7
DON
3

13
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

5
OUL
3

13
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

9
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

6
SNE
3

8
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

7
KNO
3

Ret
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

6
ROC
1

5*
ROC
2

5
ROC
3

6
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

8
8th 116

Complete Ginetta G50 Cup results[edit]

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

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 DC Pts
2010 Ginetta Cars Ginetta G50 THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
KNO
1

8
KNO
2

4
KNO
3

1
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
NC† 0†

† Not eligible for points.

Complete British GT Championship 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 DC Points
2011 Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin DBRS9 GT3 OUL
1

3
OUL
2

DNS
SNE
1

7
BRH
1

20
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

3
ROC
1

1
ROC
2

9
DON
1

Ret
SIL
1

1
5th 113.5
2012 Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

9
OUL
2

15
NUR
1

1
NUR
2

7
ROC
1

Ret
BRH
1

2
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

Ret
SIL
1

15
DON
1

Ret
8th 75
2013 Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

22†
ROC
1

7
SIL
1

2
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

5
BRH
1

1
ZAN
1

11
ZAN
2

4
DON
1

4
4th 119.5
2014 Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

3
OUL
2

3
ROC
1

5
SIL
1

2
SNE
1

6
SNE
2

1
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

15
BRH
1

DON
1

3rd* 107*

* Season in progress. † Driver did not finish, but was classified as he completed 90% race distance.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mat Jackson
SEAT Cupra Championship
2007–2008
Succeeded by
championship discontinued