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Carroll fine after Hockenheim crash

British driver Adam Carroll walked away from a massive crash in the opening round of DTM at Hockenheim, which saw two drivers taken to hospital and four cars very badly damaged. The accident happened on the first lap of the race in which Adam ...

British driver Adam Carroll walked away from a massive crash in the opening round of DTM at Hockenheim, which saw two drivers taken to hospital and four cars very badly damaged.

The accident happened on the first lap of the race in which Adam was making his DTM debut for Team Futurecom-TME in the 2005 Audi A4. Fellow Audi drivers Tom Kristensen and Alex Premat were both taken to hospital for further checks after being hit heavily. Mercedes driver Susie Stoddart and Adam both walked away from the crash.

Adam said: "I could see something had happened in front of me and all of a sudden I was in a cloud of smoke and everything was black. I tried to move away from the smoke and get some vision and then I hit someone hard. I don't know who."

"I got out and spoke to Alex (Premat) and switched of his car which was still running. I am fine but my car definitely is not -- that will be a big job."

After a frustrating qualifying, the 24 year old from Portadown in Northern Ireland, started from 17th on the grid. "It's easy to say after the event but I actually think I could have had a good race. I made a decent move into turn 2 and I would have got passed a few people but then it was game over! I am very happy for Audi though, a 1-2 is a great start to the season and it is great to see the potential."

The race was won by Mattias Ekstrom with Martin Tomczyk in 2nd and Bruno Spengler in 3rd. The next round is in 2 weeks time at Oschersleben.

-credit: www.adam-carroll.com

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Series DTM
Drivers Tom Kristensen , Martin Tomczyk , Mattias Ekström , Bruno Spengler , Adam Carroll