Aston Martin factory star Jonny Adam will head to Monza this weekend for the 2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season opener – in a new team with a new car and with new teammates.
However, one thing that has not changed for his fifth season competing in the championship is his relentless focus on success.
Having won the Pro-Am drivers’ and teams’ championship in 2017, Jonny’s move to the Garage 59 squad to contest the Pro category will see him target overall race wins and the top tier title.
As usual in the prestigious Blancpain GT Series it will be a grid packed with quality, and 49 cars will line up at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza north of Milan for the season’s curtain-raiser.
In addition to being Jonny’s first race with Garage 59, the three-hour race will be the debut for the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the championship.
Despite all the new elements having to come together quickly, Jonny believes all the ingredients are there to create the recipe for success.
“I can’t wait to get to Monza and get started,” he explains.
“Garage 59 is one of the best GT teams around, with great success all over the world and they won this championship in 2016.
“The team have been very busy since February fine-tuning the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 so are extremely well-prepared.
“My teammates Come Ledogar and Andrew Watson have also proven their pace in recent seasons and we have had good mileage in the car during testing, so we are confident we have a strong package going to Monza.
“The key will be qualifying well and then we just need to see what unfolds from there. I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone at Garage 59 so far and hope we can start the Blancpain GT Series programme off with a positive result to give us momentum.”
Post-race the Le Mans winner won’t have time to relax and indulge in La Dolce Vita in Italy, with a swift return to action closer to home on the cards.
“It’s a busy month with the British GT season also kicking off at Oulton Park the weekend after on Easter Monday, so I certainly can’t complain about lack of seat time this month!” he added.
“It’s an exciting prospect to get both of these challenging campaigns underway, and I’m really grateful that my partnerships with Asset Alliance Group and Shand Import LLC will continue again as we set our sights on more silverware year. It’s mega to have their backing for what I hope is going to be another amazing adventure.”
Follow the race at Monza live on April 14 at www.blancpain-gt-series.com/live
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