BritGT champ Mitchell returns to race in USAposted in OTHER03 | 06 | 2021

    SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER and defending British GT champion, Sandy Mitchell, will make a one-off appearance in the Fanatec GT World Challenge America this weekend  at the Virginia International Raceway. (Related: Mitchell seals first wins in USA)

    The 21-year-old from Forfar will drive the No. 9 TR3 Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo (pictured below), taking the seat of fellow Lamborghini factory driver, Giacomo Altoe. The Italian is competing in this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 in Germany.

    For Mitchell, personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, it will be a return to racing in the States. (Related: Scot Sandy Mitchell wins British GT Championship)

    Two years ago he contested the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Championship racking up a number of race wins, podiums and fastest laps. The Scot only narrowly missed out on the Lamborghini world title after a tie-break having finished tied on points in the World Final. (Related: Mitchell Lamborghini World Vice Champion)


    “It’s great to be back racing in America,” admitted Mitchell, who will partner TR3 Racing’s full-season driver, Lebanese racer Ziad Ghandour, in the No. 9 car. (Related: Scot Sandy Mitchell wins British GT Championship)

    “I’ve got good memories of the 3.27-mile Virginia track. Last time I raced here in 2019, I set the Lamborghini Super Trofeo lap record, fastest race lap and bagged a top three finish,” Mitchell continued. “So I’m looking forward to getting back into action the weekend with Ziad and TR3 Racing.”

    Related: Mitchell named Lamborghini factory driver

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    Jim McGill

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