Barrable gets GT4 seat at Team Hard

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Rally star Robert Barrable will part­ner 17-year-old Wil­son Thomp­son in the se­cond Team Hard Ginetta G55 GT4 in Bri­tish GT this sea­son.

Barrable is a for­mer Ir­ish For­mula Ford 1600 cham­pion and also con­tested se­lected rounds of the Volk­swa­gen Rac­ing Cup with the team.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Tony again and tak­ing on Bri­tish GT,” said Barrable. “I’m hop­ing we can get straight into the thick of it and per­form con­sis­tently.

“Shar­ing a car with an­other driver is a new chal­lenge for me and the length of each race will take some get­ting used to.”

Thomp­son fin­ished se­cond in the Ginetta Ju­nior Ire­land points in 2014 and planned to race in Ir­ish For­mula Ford last sea­son but suf­fered a mas­sive crash at Kirk­istown early in the year.

“He went over the bank and broke his back in six places,” said Thomp­son’s father Robert. “He was out of rac­ing for most of 2015. It’s just six weeks since he’s been al­lowed to go back to the gym. This is a big, big chal­lenge.”

The other Team Hard car will be driven by Jor­dan Stilp and Wil­liam Phillips.

Barrable: GT4 cam­paign

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