McLaren GT signs Adam Carroll for the 2013 season image

McLaren GT announced that Northern Irish racing driver Adam Carroll has joined the team as a factory driver for the 2013 season.

Following a successful career in single-seat racing, where he contested the highly competitive GP2 championship, and was also crowned 2009 A1GP World Champion, 30-year old Carroll switched to GT racing last season, contesting select rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

„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,” said Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director of McLaren GT.

„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,” Adam Carroll said.

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.