Adam Smalley achieved a thrilling victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup, marking his third British championship win. The success story of this young prodigious driver is truly inspiring. Let’s take a moment to reflect on his spectacular performance in this competition.
On October 8, 2023, Adam Smalley concluded the final two rounds, 15 and 16, of the PCCGB (Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain) series at Brands Hatch. However, the real turning point occurred earlier, on September 24, 2023, during rounds 13 and 14 at Silverstone Circuit. It was here that Adam Smalley secured the championship with remarkable ease, showcasing his prowess on the track. His exceptional performance in round 14 at Silverstone, where he achieved his 13th podium finish out of 14 races in the 2023 season, solidified his dominance. This remarkable consistency made him the undisputed champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain.
At Silverstone Circuit on September 24, 2023, Adam Smalley showcased his outstanding abilities right from the start, with his remarkable launch putting him in the lead and creating a memorable spectacle during the crucial final laps.
Entering the event as the championship leader, Adam solidified his position through consistent performances. He secured second place in the first race, marking his 12th podium finish and needing only a few more points to secure the title.
In the opening race, Adam initially grappled with slick tires on a damp track but persevered, eventually climbing to second place after successfully navigating challenges from fellow drivers, including Gus Burton and James Kellett.
In the second race, Adam adopted a cautious approach, well aware that his closest rival had incurred a time penalty for exceeding track limits. Clinching yet another podium finish, his 13th of the season, Adam not only secured the 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship with two rounds to spare but also celebrated a significant milestone in his racing career. This achievement resonated strongly within the racing community, highlighting his exceptional talent and determination.
Rounds 1 & 2 Donington Park (National) 22 – 23 April 2023
Rounds 3 & 4 Brands Hatch (Indy) 6 – 7 May 2023
Rounds 5 & 6 Thruxton 3 – 4 June 2023
Rounds 7 & 8 Oulton Park (Island) 17 – 18 June 2023
Rounds 9 & 10 Knockhill 12 – 13 August 2023
Rounds 11 & 12 Donington Park (GP) 26 – 27 August 2023
Rounds 13 & 14 Silverstone (National) 23 – 24 September 2023
Rounds 15 & 16 Brands Hatch (GP) 7 – 8 October 2023
Duckhams’ Partnership with Adam Smalley
Duckhams chose to sponsor Adam Smalley not only because of his racing talent but also because his commitment to the racing world aligns closely with Duckhams’ values. Adam Smalley’s unwavering determination, relentless spirit, and passion for racing make him the ideal driver for Duckhams sponsorship. Additionally, Duckhams, a British Motor Oil brand with decades of history, has a track record in racing, making the partnership with Adam Smalley a natural fit.
The collaboration between Duckhams and Adam Smalley is a tale of successful partnership. Throughout the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season, Adam Smalley consistently demonstrated excellence in critical moments, clinching victories through resilience and determination. His race car’s outstanding performance owes, in part, to Duckhams’ support.
The Path to Triumph
Adam Smalley, hailing from Poulton-Le-Fylde, is a talented young driver who made his mark in motorsports. His career began in karting, where he showcased his potential early on.
Transitioning to car racing, Adam won the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2018, propelling him into the Ginetta GT5 Challenge in 2019. He then moved up to the Ginetta GT4 Supercup Championship in 2020 and had a strong debut season.
In 2021, Adam secured the Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship, marking a significant milestone in his career. Following this success, he was selected as the Porsche GB Junior driver for 2022/2023.
In his debut year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, Adam’s impressive performance earned him second place in the 2022 championship. In 2023, he achieved his goal by winning the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship with an outstanding season, securing 13 podiums in 14 races. This victory adds to his growing list of British Champion titles.
Adam Smalley’s path to success was not a matter of chance. He had already amassed substantial experience in the world of motorsports, continually honing his skills and driving abilities. His determination and relentless spirit propelled him to become the champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup.
Adam Smalley’s championship win in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB underscores his exceptional talent and determination. Duckhams is proud to support him, and we look forward to his promising future in motorsports, with gratitude to all our fans and partners for their crucial support.