Garage 59 leaves France with a Pro-Am podium and the championship lead
June 6, 2021
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Garage 59 maintains the lead in overall Pro-Am GT World Challenge Europe standings

With a second and fourth place in the Pro-Am class at Zandvoort, Alexander West and Jonny Adam hold the overall Pro-Am championship lead in the #188 Aston Martin Vantage
Garage 59 has maintained the lead in the overall Pro-Am GT World Challenge Europe standings after taking second place in class in the second of this weekend’s Sprint Cup races at Zandvoort.  Alexander West and Jonny Adam have also retained the lead in the overall Pro-Am drivers’ standings.

Race 2 was looking good as Adam set off in the Pro-Am lead but just a few minutes in he was spun around by the #99 Audi, dropping him to the back of the pack. Cool, calm and collected Adam got his head down and set off again, hunting down the #20 Mercedes that was now leading the class. Just after halfway, West jumped in and took up the fight. He crossed the line in second place in Pro-Am, securing a good haul of points for the #188 Vantage.

“It’s great to come away from Zandvoort holding the lead in the overall Pro-Am standings,” said Adam. “The sprint races are really hard on the Am drivers, especially when they race at circuits they have never been to before so Alex did a brilliant job. We just missed out on the podium yesterday so when I got spun out today I decided there was no way we were missing out again! It’s good to leave here in the lead as we are going into a pretty intense part of the season now. Let’s hope we can keep the momentum going.”

Before travelling to Misano, Garage 59 heads to Spa-Francorchamps for the Official Test Days for the 2021 24 Hours of Spa on 22-23 June. The team will run three Aston Martin Vantage GT3s at the test, in the Pro, Pro-Am and Silver Cup classes. The #95 Pro entry is the Aston Martin Racing “Dane Train” with the full works line-up of Nicki Thiim, Marco Sørensen and Ross Gunn. Another works driver will bolster the line-up of the #188 Pro-Am Vantage as Charlie Eastwood joins Jonny Adam, Alexander West and Chris Goodwin. The fourth driver for the #159 Vantage is Garage 59 Sprint Cup racer, Tuomas Tujula.