Sharpe's Snetterton Success Adam Sharpe's preparations for his Le Mans 24 Hours debut reached a climax yesterday when he scored a win in the GT Cup class of the British GT championship in Snetterton at the wheel of his Gruppe M Tech 9...
Sharpe's Snetterton Success
Adam Sharpe's preparations for his Le Mans 24 Hours debut reached a climax yesterday when he scored a win in the GT Cup class of the British GT championship in Snetterton at the wheel of his Gruppe M Tech 9 Porsche GT3 partnered by Jonathan Rowland. The Taunton based driver who had achieved a stunning pole in qualifying, recovered from an early-race tussle which dropped him to 8th, moving up to 4th when he handed to Rowland who proceeded to complete the charge to the front. The result made up for disappointment on Saturday when a clutch problem meant that the team was unable to race in the 5th round of the series, but sterling efforts by the team on Sunday morning meant that the Sharpe/Rowland car was able to take victory in the 6th round.
Sharpe drove directly from Snetterton to Le Mans where he will make his debut in the French classic at the wheel of the Morgan Works Aero 8 GT car.
"The weekend began with frustration but yesterday's result was terrific and I'd like to thank the mechanics and also Jonathan Rowland for their efforts - it really was a team performance," said Sharpe. "I'm really enjoying competing in the British GT Championship and it's given me very worthwhile race mileage in the run up to next weekend. I am looking forward to Le Mans in every sense. It's a great spectacle and from the point of view of sports car racing this is the Big One. We know our car is strong on reliability, fuel consumption and has gone quicker thanks to step by step developments. If we can have a steady run to the finish, which is our initial aim, that will be a major achievement. The team is still in its infancy but the car is fundamentally sound and we work better and better with each outing. I know the British fans at Le Mans will cheer on us on in style."