Sandy denied Lambo world win by 0.137s 26 | 10 | 2019

    SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER SANDY MITCHELL was denied victory in a thrilling opening race of the Lamborghini World Finals, at the Circuit de Jerez in southern Spain, by just 0.137secs. (Related: Mitchell bags win in Lamborghini shoot-out)

    The 19-year-old from Forfar, backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Whisky, threw everything at his rival, Venezuelan Jonathan Cecotto, over the final 20 minutes of the 50min race as the pair battled for victory.

    “That was brilliant,” Mitchell said yesterday (Sat) after climbing out of his No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Hurac├ín Evo GT3, prepared by Wayne Taylor Racing. “It’s one of the most exciting races I’ve been involved in.

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    “There was certainly plenty of side-by-side action. I threw everything I had at him, but just couldn’t find a way passed,” Mitchell, part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program and a member of the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star scheme, continued. (Related: Mitchell targets Lambo world title)

    . I had a couple of tight opportunities, but I knew it was crucial to make sure we’re in the mix to fight for the title tomorrow. I didn’t want to take us out of contention by making contact and damaging the car.

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    “These Lamborghinis are all so closely matched, and it’s really difficult to overtake on this circuit. But we’ve put ourselves in a terrific position to fight for the world title tomorrow.”

    Mitchell, partnered by Italian team-mate Andrea Amici, will start Sunday’s final 50-minute race from second on the 26-car grid just three points behind the series leader, with 15 points available for the race winner.

    Related: Mitchell wins Spa 24-Hours Silver Cup

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    Jim McGill

     

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