Double Podium for Smalley at Donington Park

June 24, 2019

Jun 24, 2019

Adam Smalley took a double podium finish at Donington Park, continuing his impressive haul of success in his maiden campaign in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

Smalley hit the ground running solidly in Qualifying, as he set the 5th fastest time of the session - which is where he would start the first race of the weekend. His second-fastest lap time was good enough for 3rd on the grid for the final race of the weekend.

Race 1 saw a fantastic five-way battle for the lead throughout the entire race! Smalley made a good start but was unable to make serious headway as him and the Top 4 cars began to pull ahead into a race of their own at the front.

A combative race saw many position changes as the leaders defended strongly throughout the race, meaning Smalley was unable to battle through to another podium finish - coming home in 5th position but only one second off the race winner!

The second race of the weekend saw another enthralling battle between the Top 5 drivers, with Smalley moving into the podium places early on and in the battle for the victory.

Smalley fended off the attentions of Danny Harrison and championship leader Scott McKenna to take 3rd position and a spot on the podium.

In the third and final race of the weekend, Smalley was again in the thick of the action for victory, maintaining 3rd position early on before an early safety car was deployed to neutralise the field.

An action packed restart saw Smalley all over the back of Gordie Mutch and Josh Malin for the lead, in a tense final lap shootout that saw Smalley finish in 3rd position, just 0.6s off the win - bagging another podium finish to add to his impressive haul from the season so far.

The Ginetta GT5 Challenge now heads to their traditional 'away' round at Zandvoort in the Netherlands, for Round 5 of the championship on the 6-7 July.