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Adam Brown Racing

Adams racing career began with karts in 2010 and he steadily progressed over a 5-year period coming 3rd in 2011, 2nd in the summer series of 2012 and 1st in the winter series of 2012.  In 2013 he finished 1st and this proved to be one of his best years so far. Getting pole position in every round of qualifying and winning every round, finishing in the top 3 overall in 36 races (with reverse grids) and also having the fastest lap in each race.

In 2014 he moved into the Senior Championship of kart racing despite still being a junior in age. This year consisted of endurance races against manufacturer teams, which lasted for 2 hours at a time. Adam ranked in the top 5 in each of these races and in his final year of Senior Championship karting he consistently ranked in the top 3.

Adam moved from karting to cars in 2016 when he was approached to partner with John Hammersley, racing his MK2 Vauxhall Astra. Despite a few problems with the car’s engine and gearbox and on some occasions not being able to achieve his nor the cars full potential and finish the race, Adam still managed to finish in the top 8 consistently.

2017 is Adams second year racing cars which has consisted of racing the MK2 Vauxhall Astra GTE and one race in a Renault Clio 182. Due to a bad end to race one in the Clio, he began the second race as P25 on the grid of a one make car series. Despite this he managed to reach P15 after one lap and finished P10 overall.

Adams Astra has the second smallest engine and is the only front wheel drive car on the Future Classics grid and is racing against Porches, TVR Tuscan’s and such like. Out of the 40 cars on the grid, Adam has consistently managed to qualify and finish within the top 8, resulting in 3 class wins and a 3rd, along with one overall win.

The final race of 2017 took place at Brands Hatch on 11 and 12 of November and was filled with challenges.  A misfire at the start of qualifying, some contact with a VW Golf and a meeting with a wall on the inside left corner left Adam with a broken gearbox mounting and resulted in the last 7 minutes of the race being completed in third gear for a whole lap.  The end result was a second in class and a 10th overall.

Through the 2017 season the team has amassed the best results in their class with 3 wins, a 2nd and 3rd out of 5 starts and means that they were the most successful car for class C80.

With the support of sponsors such as the AC Valve Alliance Group, Adam hopes to race in a Clio in 2018, with his eventual goal to become the BTCC champion.

A student at the MSA Academy, learning about Sport, Mechanics and Business, working with nutritionists and personal trainers from companies such as Porsche Human Performance, Adam is able to work on his athletic abilities for racing, whilst still completing courses crucial to his education. He works at and runs Fives Garage, whilst also instructing in race cars to develop other drivers’ skills and is lucky enough to have the opportunity to drive super cars for experience days for the general public. You never know – he may just be the next 4-time World Champion in waiting

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