CARROLL BACK TO BRITISH GT IN LAMBO
Pro racer Adam Carroll will return to the British GT Championship for the next two rounds with the Barwell Motorsport team to replace factory driver Fabio Babini.
The team has drafted multiple race winner and former A1GP champion Carroll in to share one of its Lamborghini Huracan GT3S with Liam Griffin. Griffin began the season alongside Lamborghini factory driver Babini at Brands Hatch and the pair scored a podium finish.
Babini was placed with Barwell as a stand-in until Alexander Sims could take over the car from round four at Silverstone onwards.
However, with Carroll available Barwell has opted to switch drivers.
Carroll got his first taste of the Huracan GT3 at Donington Park last weekend, having been drafted in to share a car with Darren Nelson in the GT Cup.
“Last weekend was very good timing because it gave me a chance to try the Huracan GT3 and bed myself in with it,” said Carroll.
“It’s a great car, and not really comparable to the older Ferrari 458. The Ferrari is mechanically brilliant as it has so much raw grip and power, but it can be quite feisty on the limit and in British GT they just lacked the aerodynamics of the newer cars, which was what hurt the performance ultimately.
“The Lambo is so well sorted. The new generation GT3 cars are so accessible as they’re geared toward the gent drivers. It’ll be great to be back in Britain.”
Barwell head Mark Lemmer said: “Fabio did a great job and we’re very thankful to him, but ideally we wanted a driver with knowledge of British GT and the British circuits, and Adam is an expert in both areas. Lamborghini are fully supportive of the change and we’re looking forward to working with Adam.”
Carroll handled this Huracan last weekend Carroll will join Barwell to share car with Griffin