CAR­ROLL BACK TO BRI­TISH GT IN LAMBO

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - By Rob Lad­brook

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.”

Photos: Mick Walker, Jakob Ebrey

Car­roll han­dled this Hu­ra­can last week­end Car­roll will join Bar­well to share car with Grif­fin

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