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McLaren’s Mitchell solid at the Rock as fastest lap awards keep coming

20th May 2017

Photo: Sandy Mitchell with his GT4 fastest lap award at Rockingham.

Angus teenager Sandy Mitchell bagged his first podium of the year with a second place finish in the latest round of the British GT4 Championship. Starting from fourth on the grid for the two-hour race at Rockingham speedway in Northamptonshire, 17-year-old Mitchell and 20-year-old Scots teammate Ciaran Haggerty were involved in a titanic battle for honours in their Black Bull Garage 59 McLaren 570S GT4 for the entirety of the two-hour race.

Photo: Mitchell and teammate Ciaran Haggerty enjoy the podium celebration

“We’re really pleased to get our first podium of the year,” said Mitchell, who with fellow McLaren GT Academy member Haggerty won two races and bagged three pole positions last season.After difficulties in the opening race weekend, it was important we came back and delivered the result we know we’re capable of. This result will give us and the Black Bull Garage 59 team a real boost for the coming rounds."

Photo: The Black Bull Garage 59 McLaren 570S GT4

“Of course we would have liked the win, but over the season there are circuits which suit some cars better than others,” said Mitchell of the thrilling fight against the victorious Ginetta G55 of Stuart Middleton and Will Tregurtha. The Dundee High teenager, who also scooped his second Sunoco fastest lap of the race award in succession, added: “The Black Bull Garage 59 team did a great job in maximising the potential of what we could achieve at Rockingham and it gives us the platform to go on and push for more wins as the season progresses.


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