Mitchell targets more Spa24h successposted in GT22 | 10 | 2020

    SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER Sandy Mitchell bids for back-to-back class wins in the Spa 24-Hours this weekend when he tackles the ‘Blue Riband’ round of the GT World Challenge Europe. (Related: Mitchell sets up Silverstone showdown)

    The 20-year-old from Forfar, who 12 months ago won the Silver Cup class at the daunting Spa-Francorchamps circuit — home of the F1 Belgian Grand Prix — this year bids for victory in Pro-Am, driving the No77 Vimetco Extrusion/Asterus Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT3. (Related: Mitchell sees Euro GT win run off-track)

    Mitchell, personally-backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, will again share the car on the 56-car grid with regular Euro team-mates Rob Collard and Leo Machitski. The trio will be joined in the Lamborghini for the 24-hour race by Collard’s son, Ricky.

    “I’ve always loved racing at Spa,” Mitchell, part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program and a member of the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star scheme, said, “and generally I’ve had good results. (Related: Mitchell maintains British GT title push)


    “Obviously the best was winning the Silver Cup with Black Bull in the Barwell Motorsport-prepared Lamborghini last year. To date it’s the biggest win of my career, but hopefully I can add another class win in Pro-Am this weekend.”

    Mitchell, Machitski and Collard had been on-course to win the previous round of the GT World Challenge Europe, the six-hour race at the Nurburgring, when their leading car was inexplicably forced off the track by a car running in a different class. So they head to Spa aiming for a maximum points haul from the increased points total available for this round. (Related: Mitchell bags two British GT podiums)


    “It’s also good to have Ricky in the car,” Mitchell continued. “We raced against each other in the same team early in our careers in F4 single-seaters, so to now be sharing the Lamborghini with him is terrific.

    “And we know, with the experience of Barwell — who I not only won the Silver Cup class with last year, but also powered Leo to his win and second place in the Am Cup at Spa — that we have the foundation, pace and reliability to be mixing it at the front again.”

    Related: Mitchell adds GT World Europe to 2020 schedule

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    Jim McGill

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