Mitchell targets BritGT win at Brandsposted in GT27 | 08 | 2020

    SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER Sandy Mitchell heads to Brands Hatch this weekend for the latest round of the British GT Championship. The 20-year-old from Forfar, fresh from his two Silver Class podiums last time out at Donington Park, will again drive his Black Bull Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT3. (Related: Mitchell bags two British GT podiums)

    And Mitchell, currently leading the Silver Cup class and lying third in the overall British GT Championship — three points behind second place, and just 14 adrift of the leaders — believes the first race win of the season is just round the corner.

    “We’ve proved in the opening two race weekends what a strong, fast and reliable package we have,” Mitchell, who will again share his Barwell Motorsport-prepared car with British Touring Car Championship veteran Rob Collard, said.

    “We’ve been tantalisingly close to victory already this season, but fate has dealt its hand and denied us the top step on the podium. In every race we’ve been pushing hard at the front of the field. Hopefully this weekend we can finally get our first win of the season.” (Related: Mitchell seals British GT Silver win)


    And the Scot, part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program and a member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club’s elite SuperStars programme, is looking forward to the two-hour endurance race on the fast and demanding Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

    “It’s one of the iconic tracks we race on this year, and I’m really looking forward to it,” Mitchell, personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, explained.


    “The two-hour race format round the 2.4-mile, nine corner Kent circuit allows both Rob and I to settle into a good rhythm and we can really let the Huracan stretch its legs. We know the Lamborghini will be quick, but there will be stiff competition from a number of cars in the GT3 field. (Related: Mitchell returns to British GT with Black Bull)


    “We all know British GT is the premier championship in Europe, so the level of competition is intense. Everything has to be right on the button all the way through the weekend, from opening free practice, through to qualifying, set-up, then the race and the compulsory pitstop.

    “If we achieve that, then the ideal way to end the perfect weekend would be with our first race win. And that’s exactly what we’re planning.”

    Related: Mitchell adds GT World Europe to 2020 schedule

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    Jim McGill

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