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Sandy returns to British GT Championship and targets title

March 4, 2020


Scot Sandy Mitchell has confirmed he will return to contest the 2020 British GT Championship. The 19-year-old endurance racer from Forfar will drive his Black Bull Whisky Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT3. Mitchell, who last contested the British GT Championship in 2017, became the youngest-ever race winner when he took GT4 honours at Snetterton in August 2016, aged just 16 years 169 days.



ďThat was a pivotal moment in my career,Ē Mitchell, recently inducted into the British Racing Driversí Clubís elite SuperStars programme, stated. ďAs a 16-year-old, winning a race in my first season in sportscars, and in the British GT Championship, proved to me that I was capable of competing at the highest levels. I owe the championship a huge amount, certainly in terms of my career development over the two seasons in which I competed. That allowed me to graduate to GT3 racing, and ultimately win races both in the United States and across Europe. Now Iím delighted to return to race in Britain, on circuits I know and in a car Iíve raced in during the last two years. I know itís going to be a huge challenge, racing against the best sportscar drivers in Britain, but Iím coming back determined to mount a serious bid to win the overall British title.Ē

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Mitchell, whose Lamborghini will again be prepared by Barwell Motorsport, will be partnered in the ultra-competitive series by former British Touring Car Championship race winner Rob Collard. The BTCC veteran, winner of 15 touring car races, will make his full season British GT sportscar debut alongside the young Scot. And Mitchell, part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program, is eager to work alongside Collard.


ďRob has a huge amount of motorsport experience at the highest level of saloon car racing,Ē Mitchell explained, ďand I canít wait to share the Lamborghini with him. Sure itís his first season in the British GT Championship, but you donít win 15 BTCC races without knowing how to handle a car, get the best from it and beat the opposition. Thatís something Iím looking forward to doing together. Rob has a terrific reputation in British motorsport and Iíve no doubt weíll both benefit from working together this season. Itís going to be fun; but ultimately our principal goal is to win the overall British GT Championship.Ē

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Fought out over seven race weekends, the championship visits five of the UKís top circuits, including Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Snetterton. And in addition to two race weekends at Donington Park, the championship also visits Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The season starts with two one-hour races at Oulton Park on April 12/13, and finishes with the second of the Donington Park weekends, a two-hour title decider on September 19/10. The Blue Riband event of the championship remains the three-hour Silverstone 500 on June 6/7.

 

 

 

 
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