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October 28, 2020
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Howard and Adam reunite for full-time return with Beechdean AMR

Former champions gunning for title number three together. The familiar names of Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam will once again adorn Beechdean
AMR’s Aston Martin in 2021 when the duo reunite for their first full-season Intelligent
Money British GT Championship assault together since winning the GT3 title in 2015.

The pair hinted at what was to come by joining forces at Brands Hatch in August and will
now contest all of next year’s nine races together using the same navy and fluro-yellow
livery as inspired by the DBRS9 with which they claimed two wins in 2011.

The Pro-Am duo went on to win another six races and two* GT3 Drivers’ titles together
between 2012 and ’15 before Adam – by then an Aston Martin Racing factory driver –
claimed a further three championships and eight victories with TF Sport and Optimum
Motorsport.

However, it is the partnership with Howard and Beechdean AMR that endures as one of
the most popular and successful in series history. Indeed, only Jon Minshaw and Phil
Keen have won more GT3 races together with the same team.
Howard, who scaled back his 2020 season due to Covid-19, can’t wait to return as part
of a proven partnership.

“That mid-season outing at Brands has really fired me up to have another go at the
British GT title with Jonny next year,” he said. “I knew he’d be in-demand so we agreed
everything long before 2020’s campaign was over. There was talk then about the class
structure moving back towards Pro-Am from Silver-Silver, and SRO’s subsequent
changes should really put us in the championship mix again.

“I’ve always been a big fan of British GT’s Pro-Am format. There’s a great level of
competition and a feeling of genuine accomplishment when you do well against the other
crews. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in again and rekindling some of the
old magic with Jonny who I know is also itching to get back out there following his
enforced sabbatical this year.”

Indeed, Adam remains as eager as ever to add to his record of four titles, as well as
reclaiming the race wins record from Keen whose place on next year’s grid has already
been confirmed.

“I should be humble and say seeing Phil take the record this year didn’t bother me, but
of course it did a bit!” he confessed. “I’ve been busy in WEC and elsewhere but have also
kept one eye on what’s been happening in British GT, and of course ended up doing a
couple of rounds with Andrew and Alex West anyway.”

Oulton Park hosts the opening round of 2021’s Intelligent Money British GT
Championship on April 3 & 5.

*Howard was the sole British GT drivers’ champion in 2013 after Adam was docked
points for a mid-season indiscretion. Without it, the Scot would now be a five-time title
winner.