Fifer Jonathan Adam defence of his British Seat Cupra Championship got off to a frustrating start at Brands Hatch when a wrong tyre choice saw him slip from third on the grid to eventually finish ninth in the opening race.
The 23-year-old gambled on wet tyres for the opening race of the season at the 1.2-mile Kent circuit, but the predicted rain never materialised and as the track dried he lost pace and positions.
But though things improved in the day’s second race, when he bagged his first podium of the year after finishing third behind the winner, Colchester’s Martin Byford, and Richmond’s Robert Lawson – who also won the first race – the Scot was far from happy.
“It was a disappointing weekend really,” Adam admitted yesterday (Sun). “In that second race, the one bit where Lawson was quicker was where I should have been having a go past him.
“Me and the rest of the guys at Total Control Racing know what the problem is though. We’ll certainly be made to fight for it this year, but we’re up for it.”
Adam heads to the next round at Rockingham Motor Speedway on April 12/13 lying fourth in the championship, just 18 points behind leader Lawson.