Smalley wins at Donington Park GP

August 27, 2023

Aug 27, 2023

Adam enjoyed another victorious weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, as he took pole position, a race win, and a further podium to close in on the series title.

Adam – Porsche GB Junior Driver and a BRDC SuperStar – produced a superb lap in qualifying to finish fastest of anyone on the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit.

After overnight rain, the track was damp enough to require wet tyres, but the surface would begin to dry, making it a challenge to keep the rubber cool enough to work well while maintaining strong pace.

Adam started well, with him holding the lead despite contact from behind into turn one, before an early Safety Car period. As the rain returned, and with many drivers struggling with overheating tyres, Adam came under increasing pressure from James Kellett for the lead. Running wide at the final turn in the closing stages, he would cross the line third.

In race two, Adam capitalised when pole sitter Josh Malin ran wide, taking the lead and opening up a gap which he would not relinquish, crossing the line to take his third victory of the season.

Adam will be back on track over September 23/24, as the Porsche Carrera Cup GB races on the short and exciting Silverstone National circuit.

“It was a very good weekend. I extended the championship lead, came away with a win and a pole in qualifying, so I can't complain. There was a little hiccup on my side in race one where I had the lead with two laps to go, locked up, and threw it all away, but still finished third, so I messed up a little bit, but I hope I redeemed myself with the win in the second race.

“A massive thank you to everyone at Team Parker Racing, all my sponsors, it's been a mega weekend. Pace-wise we have been really fast, and the dry pace was amazing. It was a little bit tough in race two as there was coolant down on the second lap. Josh Malin locked up, I locked up, and I had a massive flat spot for the whole race, so I didn't know if I was going to make it to the end.”