Adam Carrolls exploits for the pride of his nation in A1GP World Cup of Motorsport have not gone un-noticed as the A1 Team Ireland driver has been invited to represent his country at the Race of Champions at Londons Wembley Stadium on the 14 December.
The driver from Portadown has taken his team to the top of the points standing in the series and now he is hoping to beat all comers, which will include seven times Formula One World Champion, Michael Schumacher, at the event which will see him drive rally cars and buggies. He will be teamed up with Irish rally star Gareth MacHale with this being the first time Ireland has been represented in this event.
"I am really looking forward to competing in the Race of Champions, commented Carroll, because not only will it be great fun but also really interesting to drive so many types of vehicles against such an impressive line up of competitors. It's a unique opportunity to perform in such a famous venue as the new Wembley Stadium and to give motorsport fans a lot of entertainment over the course of one day. From a driving point of view, I am particularly looking forward to driving the World Rally Car and the buggies."
Fredrik Johnsson, President of event organisers IMP, said: Ireland has a very rich heritage in motorsport. The fans there, especially in rallying, are among the most enthusiastic and passionate in the world, while the country has produced some wonderful drivers, from Eddie Irvine to Damien Faulkner.
Thats why I am delighted to announce the first team to represent Ireland in The Race of Champions they will have their work cut out as the new boys, but Im certain they will rise to the challenge and, with the luck of the Irish on their side, who knows what they will achieve.
With a host of well-known motorsport names including Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Tom Kristensen and Andy Priaulx, Irelands star-driver will take part in the ultimate racing celebration, which pits the best competitors from the world of two and four-wheeled motorsport together to show off their abilities on an asphalt track constructed on top of Wembleys famous pitch.
Sixteen drivers will compete in a series of knockout heats in their own division to determine their class champion. Then, in a shoot-out to determine who is the master of motorsport, the winners from the two divisions will go head-to-head in a super final with the winner rewarded with the title The Champion of Champions.
Tickets for The Race of Champions are on sale now by calling +44 (0) 844 412 1743, or online at raceofchampions.com. Adult prices start at 18 and child tickets at 9.