Sharpe Tries An Esperante
The dust has hardly settled from the Morgan’s tenth place
finish at Sebring in Saturday’s 12 Hours, than Adam Sharpe
is already trying a Panoz Esperante, in a test at the same track
am staying at Sebring to join Panoz at today's test and see what
opportunities exist as I'm keen to get more GT experience - and
race in a prototype as soon as I can,” says the 19 year old.
He is keen to
develop a mixed programme of racing – with the Morgan Works
team (in the LMES and hopefully, entry permitting, at Le Mans) and
elsewhere. He's pictured with Neil Cunningham and Tom Shrimpton,
at Bathurst last November.
The Morgan Aero
8 created a very favourable impression throughout last week, and
Sharpe was very pleased with the outcome.
"It was a strong
performance, not only in terms of running strongly right to the
end but also in terms of our performance against some of the highly
developed cars in the GT class," he said. "We knew that
the car was strong, but I think to come to Sebring and finish the
12 hours without any major problem is a credit to everyone at Morgan
Works Racing. A big thank you must also go to all at Yokohama whose
help was invaluable throughout the weekend. Neil, Keith and I worked
well together and I think it's given us a good platform on which
to build for the future. If the team can secure the additional backing
which we are seeking, I have no doubt that we can develop the Morgan
Aero 8 GT into a car capable of competing against the best in class.”
Neil Cunningham was his
irrepressibly bouncy self all week, while Keith Ahlers was clearly
loving every minute of his first 12 Hours, despite the LMP1s nearly
taking the paint off the Morgan as they came past.
to keep our wits about us with the sports prototype cars coming
through in traffic," agrees Adam Sharpe. "The race also
confirmed my determination to focus my career on sports car racing.”
Good for you!