Smalley Rounds Out 2020 in Style with Pole and Win at Brands

November 16, 2020

Nov 16, 2020

Adam Smalley ended the 2020 season on a high after a brilliant performance in the final round of the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup at Brands Hatch.

The weekend kicked off with qualifying on a wet circuit following overnight rain. Adam Smalley (Elite Motorsport) enjoyed the conditions the most as he stormed to a first pole position in the championship by over four tenths of a second.

Rain was falling over the Kent circuit by the time the opening race came around that afternoon. This didn’t faze Smalley though, with a faultless display seeing him storm seven seconds clear, before perfectly negotiating a safety car restart en-route to a fourth win of the year.

The final race of the season took place on Sunday afternoon, with early rain disappearing to present a dry circuit.
At the front of the field meanwhile, a great launch off the line for Burton meant he swept around the outside of pole-sitter Smalley to take the lead. The Ginetta Junior graduate broke over five seconds clear for his fifth win of the season, the joint-highest total alongside the champion.

Burns himself slipped to fourth on the opening lap but fought back past Hibbert and Smalley with moves into Paddock Hill Bend to finish second. Smalley was third meanwhile, completing a brilliant late charge of seven podium finishes in the last eight races.

Smalley finished the season in brilliant form - sealing 4th overall in the PRO standings with 462 points and 4 Victories, in his debut season in the category.

Attention now heads to the 2021 season for Smalley, who will be keen to build on an impressive end to 2020.