A1GP champion Carroll reunited with WRT after 11 years for GTWCE Endurance - Motor Informed

A1GP champion Carroll reunited with WRT after 11 years for GTWCE Endurance

The Northern Irishman has signed a deal to race a BMW M4 GT3 for the Belgian squad within the Bronze Cup class for Platinum-Silver-Bronze lineups alongside his common companion within the 2022 GT4 European championship Tim Whale and group returnee Lewis Proctor.

The group had introduced in December that MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, Maxime Martin and Augusto Farfus would helm certainly one of its two Professional entries, with the second pushed by final weekend’s Kyalami 9 Hours winners Dries Vanthoor, Charles Weerts and Sheldon van der Linde.

Components 2 convert Calan Williams will race the group’s fourth Endurance Cup entry with Niklas Krutten and reigning Silver champion Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer within the Gold class.

Will probably be 2008-09 A1 champion Carroll’s first time again at Vincent Vosse’s group since 2012, when he changed Stephane Ortelli alongside Vanthoor’s elder brother Laurens for the ultimate spherical of the 2012 GT1 world championship at Donington in an Audi R8 LMS GT3.

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In solely Carroll’s second sportscar outing, after he had shone in a Vita4One BMW at Silverstone, the pair completed second within the qualifying race and fourth in the principle race which was shortened by the title-deciding crash between Yelmer Buurman and Markus Winkehlock.

#22 Balfe Motorsport Audi R8 LMS Evo II GT3: Adam Carroll

#22 Balfe Motorsport Audi R8 LMS Evo II GT3: Adam Carroll

Photograph by: JEP / Motorsport Images

The previous Jaguar Components E racer’s finest end in GTWCE Endurance stays a 3rd place within the opening spherical of the 2013 championship for the Gulf Racing McLaren group at Monza.

He continued with Gulf for the subsequent three years within the European Le Mans Collection and World Endurance Championship following its swap to Porsche, scooped the 2019 Ferrari world finals and has received British GT Championship races in Lamborghini and Audi equipment – together with final 12 months’s season-opener.

“I will probably be giving my all, alternatives like this don’t occur typically when you’ve gotten the may and expertise of WRT with an amazing automotive within the BMW,” mentioned Carroll, will even marketing campaign an Esses Racing Mercedes in GT World Problem America this season.

“Tim is shortly changing into top-of-the-line Am drivers on this planet and Lewis is likely one of the finest Silvers, so to say I’m excited is an understatement. We are going to combat exhausting for the championship.”

Whale made his debut in a WRT BMW in January’s Dubai 24 Hours, ending third alongside Rossi, Martin, Max Hesse and Sean Gelael, whereas Carroll’s former British GT rival Proctor took a finest end of third within the Silver class at Paul Ricard with a WRT-run Audi in final 12 months’s Endurance Cup.

WRT will even enter 4 vehicles within the Dash Cup. Along with the beforehand introduced pairings of defending champions Vanthoor/Weerts and Rossi/Martin, Williams and Krutten will even pair up for Dash Cup, with Simmenauer joined by his 2022 Endurance companion Thomas Neubauer.

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