Fifer Jonathan Adam, who retained his Seat Cupra Championship this year, will undergo a two-day evaluation test in a British Touring Car Championship BMW at Brands Hatch, starting tomorrow.
The 26-year-old from Kirkcaldy, who has long aspired to move into Britain’s top saloon car championship, will drive the Motorbase BMW 320si at the Kent circuit.
“It’s going to be good to let another team see exactly what I’m capable of,” Adam, who last month impressed in a test in the diesel-powered Seat BTCC car at Silverstone, explained today.
“It’ll take me a couple of laps to settle in, because I haven’t driven a rear-wheel drive since I tested the Renault Megane Trophy car in 2005, but I normally adjust to something new pretty quick.”
But the talented young Scot admitted finding a budget to cover his planned switch to BTCC in 2009 was proving tough in the current financial climate.
“It’s never been easy raising sponsorship, but at the moment it’s almost impossible,” he continued. “The first thing companies do when times get tough is pull back on their marketing budgets.
“But we’ve proved we’re a championship-winning package so hopefully we can raise the necessary funds to go racing again next season.”