After graduating from this year’s Motorsport New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy Class of 2016, Racing Driver Connor Adam has been making moves to expand his career this past week starting on Monday July 18th at Hampton Downs.
After finishing his 3rd and most successful season in Kz2 Shifter karts in June this year and then graduating from the prestigious Elite Motorsport Academy, Adam has completed an important test session in a brand new NZ Racing Car (Half sized race car) on Monday on the new Hampton Downs circuit for the upcoming 2016/17 season when the series starts at the Hampton 101 GT3 Meeting this October.
After testing the car for the first time today Adam said, “I really feel that this is the right step for where I’m looking to go in my career right now, the cars are definitely a good step up from karts and from what I’ve felt from today’s test they feel like nothing else I’ve ever driven before”. Adam also said “I really couldn’t have got to where I’m currently standing today at Hampton without my supporters at the Elite Motorsport Academy and the Otago Academy of Sport who have done so much for my career over the past few weeks through the academy, they really do run the best academy in the motorsport world for young drivers”
Well Known and respected racing driver Andrew Waite praised Adam’s efforts in his first test session in the new car today by saying “I can really see why he was selected for the Elite Motorsport Academy. To be able to jump in a racecar for the first time ever and drive like he has today is really quite amazing, I’m sure he will go far in the class and in his racing career”.
Connor Adam doesn’t just excel on track, he is also currently learning how to build race cars as well at Manukau Institute of Technology while working at International Motorsport in his free time, “I feel that taking all the opportunities I can get right now is the best thing for my career going forward whether it’s on or off the track” says Adam. One thing’s for certain though, the Elite Motorsport Academy is producing some of New Zealand’s best young talent and giving drivers like Connor Adam chances to prove themselves on and off the track.