McLaren GT continues preparations ahead of the 2013 season with the announcement that Northern Irish racing driver Adam Carroll has joined the team as a factory driver for the 2013 season.
30-year old Carroll made the move to GT racing last season, contesting select rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series. This followed on from a successful career in single-seat racing, where he contested the highly competitive GP2 championship, and was also crowned 2009 A1GP World Champion.
Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director of McLaren GT is excited by the latest addition to the ranks of works drivers: “I am really pleased that we can add someone with Adam’s calibre to our factory driver programme. He showed great promise last year in the races he took part in, and he has adapted well to GT racing after a very strong career in single seaters.”
Adam added: “I would like to thank everyone at McLaren GT for this great opportunity to become a McLaren factory driver. I am very proud to race for such a great name and team, and I look forward to the future ahead.”
Carroll joins Britons Rob Bell and Alexander Sims, along with Portuguese driver Alvaro Parente as a factory driver for 2013. His race plans for the season will be confirmed shortly.
About McLaren GT
McLaren GT was launched as a new brand within the McLaren Group early in 2011, and is the race car manufacturing arm based in Woking, Surrey at the former home of McLaren Racing. Following a development year, McLaren GT supplied more than 20 examples of the 12C GT3 for racing in Europe in 2012. Each of the customer teams worked closely with McLaren GT engineers during the competitive debut season, with the opportunity to test vehicle set-up using the same simulator programme used by McLaren Racing.
McLaren Technical Partners
In the development, engineering and manufacture of the innovative and highly acclaimed 12C sports car and 12C GT3 racer, McLaren Automotive and McLaren GT have partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include Akebono, ExxonMobil and Pirelli.
For further information on McLaren GT and the 12C GT3, visit www.mclarengt.com.