Sharpe - Title Bid Hots up at Thruxton Adam Sharpe made strong finishes in rounds 13 and 14 at Thruxton this weekend whilst carrying 40kg and 20kg of success ballast respectively. Sharpe knew he had it all to do in order to keep...
Sharpe - Title Bid Hots up at Thruxton
Adam Sharpe made strong finishes in rounds 13 and 14 at Thruxton this weekend whilst carrying 40kg and 20kg of success ballast respectively. Sharpe knew he had it all to do in order to keep his championship hopes alive.
"I'm just 13 points behind the championship leaders and so it's all to play for - it's going to be an exciting weekend"
Race One saw Sharpe's team-mate (Dominic) Lesniewski make a good start. Unfortunately contact between Lesniewski and an N-GT Porsche caused the Tech 9's rear tyre to go - leaving the no. 76 Porsche a lap down and seriously hampering Sharpe's title bid. The puncture cost Sharpe and he drove a blinding second stint, but could only manage to bring the car home in 6th place.
Adam started race two ahead of his main rivals after a strong second qualifying session.
"I started the first stint well and was having some good battles with Mark Cole in the other Tech 9 Porsche - we passed each other a few times. Unfortunately Mark then had a problem and after Short and Noble came off the track in front of me, I had a clear lead"
Sharpe continued to lead the second race by a large margin until the deployment of the safety car bought the pack closer together - he pitted during a second safety car and Lesniewski came out of the pits for the second stint with the Marcos Mantis and DRM Ferrari hot on his heels. Lesniewski managed to secure third place overall and the final spot on the podium.
"Unfortunately we had to settle for third" said Adam "I am third in the championship at the moment, just one point away from second and I'm going to Brands Hatch to try to win"
The next round of the British GT Championship will be held at Brands Hatch on the 2nd/3rd October.