Mitchell sees Euro GT win run off-trackposted in GT06 | 09 | 2020

    SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER Sandy Mitchell, along with fellow team-mates Rob Collard and Leo Machitski, saw their hopes of a first win in the GT World Challenge Europe Pro-Am Class disappear midway through the six-hour race at the Nurburgring. (Related: Mitchell targets Nurburgring podium)

    Comfortably leading their class with Collard at the wheel, their No77 Lamborghini was inexplicably forced off the track by a car running in a different class which had outbraked itself into the left-hand entry to the chicane.

    Thankfully Collard was able to extract the Lamborghini from the gravel and rejoin the race before handing the car over to Mitchell. (Related: Mitchell storms to British GT win)

    “Considering that, in addition to the unexpected contact, we were also forced to pit because of a puncture Leo unfortunately suffered, and then deal with an untimely full course yellow flag that helped our rivals to a free pit stop, then I think we have to be content to leave here with a P6 finish and valuable points in the bag,”  Mitchell said, explaining the other later race-influencing factors.


    During the earlier free practice sessions, the 20-year-old from Forfar had topped the timing screens, and was also the highest-placed Pro-Am driver in his qualifying session. (Related: Mitchell bags two British GT podiums)

    “I was really happy with my pace this weekend, and the Black Bull Barwell Motorsport-prepared Lamborghini felt great throughout practice, qualifying and during the race,” Mitchell continued. “This was one of these days that unfortunately just didn’t go our way. I would like to say a big thank you to Barwell and Black Bull Whisky”.


    The next race for Mitchell, who is personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, and part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program, as well as being a member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club’s elite SuperStars programme, will be at Donington on September 20.

    Mitchell, along with team-mate Collard, will head to Donington leading the British GT Championship, both overall and in the Silver Class.

    Related: Mitchell adds GT World Europe to 2020 schedule

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    Jim McGill

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