Sharpe Finishes ’04 With A Flourish
But What's Next?

A victory in the final round of the British GT Championship at Brands Hatch at the start of October, in the Tech 9 GT3 Cup Porsche, was followed by another good result for Adam Sharpe – in the team’s GT3-RS – in the final at Bahrain last week, partnering Rob Croydon.“I just stayed on the outside of the pack and the Porsche made short work of the GT2 class leaders and several GT1 cars,” recalls the young man – who was up to sixth place overall. “Shame I hit marbles on the left-hander out of the back straight just as I got a tap from behind – a spinning combination!”

That meant a fight back through the field, and “Rob nailed P3 in the GT2 Class for a podium finish and tenth overall. What a fantastic way to end the Festival - after we thought the previous day that we wouldn’t be turning a wheel.”

“With one lap to go on the final race we were fourth,” says Rob Croydon, “but we got back some of the luck we lost earlier in the meeting and took third on the final lap. To say we are ecstatic is an understatement.”

Adam Sharpe’s elder brother Toby had been despatched from the UK with spares to fix the Porsche’s fuel pump problem, one that would otherwise have seen the 911 eliminated from the meeting.

The two brothers will be working much closer together from now on.

“My own career in sales and marketing has been going from strength to strength, alongside Adam’s in motorsport,” says Toby Sharpe. “We’re both ready now to join forces and work together to optimise on Adam’s 2004 successes.”

One interesting possibility is a move into prototypes in the new year – combined with a season in GTs too. 2005 could be an even busier year for the student from Taunton.

Now you two, what’s going on here, on the podium in Bahrain?


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