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Lichfield driver Adam Wilcox comes through tough test at Rockingham

Lichfield racing driver Adam Wilcox managed to overcome the odds in a difficult weekend at Rockingham.

Despite topping the practice sessions in his Predator CCTV Ferrari Scuderia GT3, Wilcox’s qualifying efforts were hampered by traffic and had to settle for third on the grid.

Adam Wilcox

Adam Wilcox

The one hour-race saw Wilcox aiming to leapfrog the duo in front of him, but as he attempted to overtake the pole sitter the two cars came together and left the Lichfield man on the grass.

The 34-year-old was not pleased at what he believed was a deliberate move across his racing line. He explained:

“I had to back out of the throttle or I would have ended up in the wall at turn one and probably been joined by several other cars behind me, it was a stupid move on his part as I had the line and was travelling a good 10mph quicker than him as I got a good start, and we both paid as I ended up in fifth place and he in second as we approached the first corner “.

As all cars jostelled for position Wilcox was able to slide up the inside of the Mosler MT900R of Martin Short and climb back up one place, but with a front wheel rubbing on the bodywork of his car it soon became clear that the Lichfield man was going to have a tough fight on his hands to get the best out of an under-performing drive.

However, he was able to hang onto fourth place for the duration of his stint before the driver change which saw co-driver Phil Burton take the wheel and eventually bring the car home in fifth.

The next action for Wilcox features another two hour endurance race at Silverstone on August 15.

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