Carroll reunited with WRT after 11 years for GTWCE Endurance
The Northern Irishman has actually signed an offer to race a BMW M4 GT3 for the Belgian team in the Bronze Cup class for Platinum-Silver-Bronze lineups along with his routine partner in the 2022 GT4 European champion Tim Whale and group returnee Lewis Proctor.
The group had actually revealed in December that MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, Maxime Martin and Augusto Farfus would helm among its 2 Pro entries, with the 2nd driven by last weekend’s Kyalami 9 Hours winners Dries Vanthoor, Charles Weerts and Sheldon van der Linde.
Formula 2 transform Calan Williams will race the group’s 4th Endurance Cup entry with Niklas Krutten and ruling Silver champ Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer in the Gold class.
It will be 2008-09 A1 champ Carroll’s very first time back at Vincent Vosse’s group given that 2012, when he changed Stephane Ortelli along with Vanthoor’s older bro Laurens for the last round of the 2012 GT1 world champion at Donington in an Audi R8 LMS GT3.
In just Carroll’s 2nd sportscar getaway, after he had actually shone in a Vita4One BMW at Silverstone, the set completed second in the certifying race and 4th in the primary race which was reduced by the title-deciding crash in between Yelmer Buurman and Markus Winkehlock.
Adam Carroll, chauffeur of A1 Team Ireland
The previous Jaguar Formula E racer’s finest surface in GTWCE Endurance stays a 3rd location in the opening round of the 2013 champion for the Gulf Racing McLaren group at Monza.
He continued with Gulf for the next 3 years in the European Le Mans Series and World Endurance Championship following its switch to Porsche, scooped the 2019 Ferrari world finals and has actually won British GT Championship races in Lamborghini and Audi equipment – consisting of in 2015’s season-opener.
” I will be providing my all, chances like this do not occur frequently when you have the may and experience of WRT with a fantastic vehicle in the BMW,” stated Carroll, will likewise project an Esses Racing Mercedes in GT World Challenge America this season.
” Tim is rapidly turning into one of the very best Am chauffeurs worldwide and Lewis is among the very best Silvers, so to state I’m ecstatic is an understatement. We will combat difficult for the champion.”
Whale made his launching in a WRT BMW in January’s Dubai 24 Hours, completing 3rd along with Rossi, Martin, Max Hesse and Sean Gelael, while Carroll’s previous British GT competing Proctor took a finest surface of 3rd in the Silver class at Paul Ricard with a WRT-run Audi in 2015’s Endurance Cup.
WRT will likewise get in 4 cars and trucks in the Sprint Cup. In addition to the formerly revealed pairings of protecting champs Vanthoor/Weerts and Rossi/Martin, Williams and Krutten will likewise pair for Sprint Cup, with Simmenauer signed up with by his 2022 Endurance partner Thomas Neubauer.