ADR-Delta to race at home

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SILVERSTONE’S ADR-Delta will line-up on the grid for the British round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in three weeks time at their home circuit.

The team are based just yards from the main entrance of the Silverstone Circuit and their car will contest the LMP2 class of the WEC event that is making its British debut after races in the United States, Belgium and the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in France.

This week the FIA, the organisers of the series, published a provisional entry list showing 37 cars, and with competition looking very tough, the ADR-Delta team know that they will have to work hard to score success.

Silverstone-based Australian, John Martin, and Thailand’s Tor Graves have been listed to drive the ADR-Delta Oreca 03-Nissan car.

A third driver is expected to be added to the line-up before the race weekend.

Martin has impressed everyone this season with superb performances in qualifying at both Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans.

The Aussie placed the car on class pole position in both races and his pace has caught the eye of the manufacturer teams contesting the LMP1 division of the race.

Martin is looking forward to racing at Silverstone, saying: “Silverstone really does feel like home.

“I live in Silverstone village and ADR-Delta are based at a unit at the track.

“This is home for me and I reckon we will be able to give all the LMP2 cars a good run for their money!”

Tor Graves added: “This race is very important for the team.

“It is our only event in 2012 that takes place in Britain and we want to put up a good showing here as we continue to build through the rest of the season and look towards 2013.

“Despite all of our experience we are a new team and only have three races under our belts.

Silverstone will be another big test for us and we will be doing our very best to score class victory.”

The FIA World Endurance Championship takes place at Silverstone on August 25-26.