Renowned British GT driver Jonny Adam is set to make a return to the championship this year, eyeing his fifth title alongside Giacomo Petrobelli in Blackthorn Motorsport’s latest Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

Having secured four titles with previous iterations of the Aston Martin Vantage, Adam is poised to extend his record in the series. Reflecting on his comeback to the British GT Championship after a hiatus, Adam expressed his excitement, saying, “I’m stoked to be back on the grid in the British GT Championship again, with Blackthorn AMR,” he said. “I have worked with Giacomo in the past and I think with the new Aston Martin GT3 and the Blackthorn team behind us we can certainly challenge for race wins and put up a good fight in the championship. The new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has been really enjoyable to drive in all of the development testing and I can’t wait for round one now at Oulton Park.”

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Adam’s recent endeavors saw him piloting a 2 Seas Mercedes-AMG, but the departure of his former teammate James Cottingham to the FIA WEC opened the door for his return to Aston Martin. “The new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has been really enjoyable to drive in all of the development testing,” Adam noted eagerly.

Teaming up with Adam is Petrobelli, an experienced Am driver with previous British GT appearances under his belt. Petrobelli expressed his anticipation for the upcoming season, highlighting the increased competitiveness of the championship. “I am really looking forward to being back in British GT with Aston Martin and Blackthorn, and to have Jonny as a team-mate,” said the Italian. “It looks like the championship has become even more competitive since I last drove in it, but we are hoping to be fighting at the front,” Petrobelli stated confidently.

The British GT Championship’s full-season entry list is set to be revealed at the media day next Tuesday. The season will kick off with the opening race at Oulton Park on March 30th and April 1st.


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