Fifer Jonathan Adam stepped up his bid to retain the Seat Cupra Championship when he dominated the latest rounds at Oulton Park in Cheshire by claiming his second successive double victory.
The talented youngster from Kirkcaldy, who won the championship last season, dominated the weekend starting both races from pole position and leading from start-to-finish to harvest maximum points in his title defence.
“The car was absolutely perfect right through the weekend,” Adam, who also won the previous two rounds at Snetterton in his Total Control Racing-prepared car, said.
“We started the season slowly having made such a late decision to compete, but now we’re flying. There’s plenty of time in the season for me to close the gap further. We now head to my home circuit at Knockhill for the next round, so that should help me further.”
Adam was in a class of his own in both races setting fastest laps in each round and beating current championship leader Robert Lawson into second place by 9.508secs and 4.526s. There was further Scottish success at the Cheshire circuit when fellow Fifer Gordon Shedden powered his Team Halfords Honda Civic to victory in the day’s final British Touring Car Championship race.
“This is just an awesome way to finish the day,” the Dalgety Bay racer, who finished seventh and eighth in the opening two races, admitted. “At one stage the day looked totally bleak, but boy this is a fantastic way to head to Knockhill in three weeks.”
Former champ Jason Plato won the day’s opener for Seat, with former Knockhill race instructor Colin Turkington claiming victory in the day’s second race in his BMW. Italian Fabrizio Giovanardi extended his championship lead to 34 points ahead of Plato.