British GT Championship contender Adam Sharpe competed in this weekend's Spa 1000kms driving the Salisbury Motorsports TVR alongside Steve Hyde and team regular John Hartshorne.

"It's great to be back at Spa again, I got a third here last year in the Morgan and to be back at this world famous circuit for such an historic race is fantastic."

Sharpe's teammate, Steve Hyde, started the race in difficult conditions - these were to continue throughout the rest of the race:

"Steve started the race and he'd got about 3 laps in when the passenger door caught on fire" said Adam "he then had to pull into the pits to rectify the problem, which I think was caused by the exhaust, and we dropped back.."

Sharpe put in a solid second stint:

"The conditions were very damp and greasy and I had to get used to the TVR, a first for me, I would have liked to have spent a bit more time on set-up, but overall the car felt good. After about an hour and three quarters I passed the car over to John (Hartshorne), unfortunately he had a coming together with one of the prototypes and a spin lost us a bit more time."

Steve Hyde was back in the car for the final stint, but unfortunately about 20 minutes from the end an electrical component melted on the car and put the whole circuit out leaving Hyde no choice but to retire from the race.

"It was a shame to come all the way to the Ardennes and not get a finish so close to the end of the race, but I had a great weekend and it's invaluable experience to my future in sportscars and a full season in LMES" said Sharpe.

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