Adrian Campbell-Smith Wins GT5 Class Championship
Posted on Fri 6th Oct, 2017 in: Team News
Team want2race collected their second championship of the 2017 season with Adrian Campbell-Smith driving his GT5 to AM class victory at Donington Park, with three wins from three to secure the title in unquestionable style.
Going into the ‘Donington Decider’ with just a handful of points between himself and rival Richard Evans it was all to play for, both drivers focused and looking to end their maiden seasons in the GT5 class (moving up from GRDC+ last season) on a high.
Team want2race had completed several very successful test days prior to the event, together with Adrian, his engineers and the driver development coaches finding additional pace and confidence in the car enabling Adrian to push each session on track. The testing paid off, with Adrian getting two fastest laps and three wins from three around the challenging Donington Grand Prix circuit.
Adrian said; “I am extremely happy to have won the championship this year, after successfully moving up from GRDC, to Plus and now GT5 winning races and championships in all three. A massive thanks to Ben, Luca and the whole team for a brilliant season. The team you've put together has taken a big step forward and it's a pleasure to be a part of it!”
Also no stranger to the podium this year has been W2R Co-owner Mike Jarvis, who like Adrian has moved up from GRDC+ last season. Mike found form straight away in Race 1 at Donington collecting his third place trophy.
Team manager, Ben Hyland said; “Congratulations to Adrian who has continued to dominate the class after an unfortunate start to the season and has some exciting years or racing and further development ahead. Both our drivers have adapted to the challenge of GT5 and both Mike and Adrian have done themselves and our team proud. We now look forward to 2018 where we will be looking for some top Pro drivers to join Team want2race so we can top the timesheets in both categories and further grow as a team in the future.”
Drivers looking to join want2race and compete within a proven successful professional race team should enquire to Ben Hyland. Team want2race have services and options for both owner drivers and Arrive&Drive packages in proven race winning cars across all Ginetta categories.