Lichfield’s Adam Christodoulou enjoyed birthday success with a top five finish in his return to the British GT Championship at Silverstone.
His 28th birthday saw a first drive in the GT3 class since 2015 – and the Lichfield man didn’t disappoint in the Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside Richard Neary and Martin Short as the team picked up its best finish of the year.
The former Silverstone instructor put his knowledge of the Grand Prix circuit to good use in free practice one with a blistering lap seven tenths faster than anybody else.
Christodoulou then showed it was no fluke in qualifying, with the fastest time in the Pro class and the best of the entire weekend.
The race itself saw the Team ABBA drivers battling it out in sweltering conditions before claiming a solid fifth place finish.
“It was a fun weekend,” Christodoulou said. “I really enjoyed being back in the British GT Championship.
“There’s obviously an element of mixed emotions, as I was really happy with how the testing and the qualifying went, but the track conditions in the race caught us out a little bit and just lost us a little bit of speed with the car.
“That being said, it was the team’s first top-five finish this year, so hopefully it has created a good foundation for us to work on going to Spa. It was great to work with the team and be a part of the British GT Championship in the GT3 class, so hopefully we can continue making progress and get that first podium that we’re searching for.”