This season, Tom Canning will be stepping into the boots of arguably the greatest driver in British GT's history as he replaces four-time series champion Jonny Adam alongside defending GT3 champion Graham Davidson in their title-winning TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage GT3. That's no small undertaking for a driver aged just 18.
But for a man who was still too young to legally drink the alcohol he sprayed on the podium after claiming the GT4 title with Ash Hand last season, Canning has a remarkably calm head on his shoulders - a fact reflected by Aston's decision to select him out of 22 other applicants as the winner of its revived Driver Academy.
One of the mentors on that programme was a certain Mr J Adam, the acknowledged master of pro-am racing, who joins Ahmad Al Harthy in the car on the other side of the TF garage. And you can bet the Aston factory ace's sights will be firmly set on title number five - as well as reclaiming the No. 1 that Davidson will use this year.