Aston Martin race to double glory on rewarding final day

Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston celebrate their success with Aston Martin
Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston celebrate their success with Aston Martin

TF Sport clinched the drivers’ and team titles at the British GT championship finale at Donington in their Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.

The result ensures that Aston Martin Racing factory driver Jonny Adam has successfully defended his British GT champion status while the V12 Vantage GT3 brings title success for the third time in four seasons to Aston Martin Racing customer programmes.

A team effort is what is required and there will be many people deservedly celebrating this weekend

Aston Martin team boss John Gaw

With the championship battle taken down to the final round at Donington Park, Adam and team-mate Derek Johnston secured second in the two-hour race to cement their place at the top of the table with 163 points each and TF Sport scoring 272.5 overall in the team’s standings.

Ahead of the weekend, a win was essential to guarantee the result and a pole position on Saturday provided the perfect start.

While leading the opening stint, TF Sports’ competitors allowed both drivers to relax and focus on keeping their next closest rival – the Bentley of Team Parker Racing – behind.

The result ensures that Adam is the only driver in British GT history to retain the GT3 title, while Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage GT3 holds a two-year unbeaten run in the series.

Aston Martin Racing managing director John Gaw said: “It’s great to win this title for the third time and the second year in a row.

“Praise must go to both Tom Ferrier and his team for winning the team’s championship along with both Derek and Jonny, who altogether with the V12 Vantage GT3 have gelled so well consistently across the year.

“A team effort is what is required to win and there will be many people deservedly celebrating after this weekend.”

Adam added: “What an amazing season British GT has been.

“Derek drove so well throughout and thoroughly deserves the success for the effort he’s put in. It’s a great feeling to win back-to-back with two great teams and drivers in Derek Johnston and Andrew Howard.”