Belfast Telegraph

Carroll and Kane eye home success

By Sammy Hamill

Adam Carroll and Steven Kane return to their 'home' track for round two of the Blancpain European GT championship this weekend.

The two Ulster drivers are both based close to the British Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone and will hope to use home advantage as the increasingly popular GT series gathers pace.

Former A1GP champion Carroll is part of the official McLaren team, driving for Gulf racing alongside Rob Bell and Nico Verdonck, and proved his worth with a superb final stint at Monza where he grabbed third place on the finish line by a fraction of a second.

Silverstone is one of his favourite circuits – he has won there in F3 and GP2 – and he is confident the Gulf team will be pushing for the top place on the podium in their McLaren MP4-12C. Kane, who was back to Northern Ireland recently to make his rally debut on the Tour of the Sperrins, has also been a winner at Silverstone in the past and he is hoping the JRM Nissan team will have benefited from an extensive test session in Portugal following their 12th place in the first round at Monza.

Qualifying takes place on Sunday morning with the three-hour race scheduled for 2-50pm.

Meanwhile, reigning Northern Ireland champion Graham Thompson in his GTR Turbo heads the line-up for tomorrow's Cultra hillclimb in the grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum on the outskirts of east Belfast.

The Thoroughbred Car Club marks the 98th year with a celebration of 'Women in Motor Sport'.

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