Mitchell commits to 2022 British GT 20 | 12 | 2021

    SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER Sandy Mitchell will return to the British GT Championship in 2022 bidding to win the title for the second time in three years. The 21-year-old from Forfar will again partner Adam Balon in a Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT3 prepared by Barwell Motorsport. The duo will contest the ultra-competitive Pro-Am class. (Related: Mitchell seals top-three British GT place)

    “I’m really looking forward to racing again in the British GT Championship,” Mitchell, who won the title in 2020, stated. “I’m also excited to be partnering with Adam and Barwell in 2022. (Related: Scot Sandy Mitchell wins 2020 British GT Championship)

    “Adam and I forged a really strong partnership which grew stronger and stronger as the 2021 season unfolded. We were able to take the fight tor the championship right to the final round, despite not scoring in the opening round when the car was taken out by a rival.

    “We both know each other’s strengths and we’ll definitely be in a position to start the season stronger in 2022.”


    Mitchell, a Lamborghini factory driver and a member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club’s elite SuperStars programme, is also delighted to be continuing his relationship with both Barwell Motorsport and the Italian sportscar maker.

    “Next year will be my fifth season both with Barwell, and driving a Lamborghini,” Mitchell, again personally-backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, continued. “It’s a team and a car I know really well, so every time I get in the Lamborghini I feel up to speed and ready to do a good job. (Related: Mitchell bags Snetterton podium)


    “Adam and I will need to be on it right from the start of the 2022 season. The sister Barwell Lamborghini will again be driven by Dennis Lind and Leo Machitski, who lifted this year’s title, so we know the competition is going to be intense. In addition, the grid for the 2022 British GT is promising to be the strongest in the championship’s history. (Related: Mitchell storms to Spa24H podium)


    “Adam and I took a race win and bagged podiums in 2021. Now we both have to raise our levels of performance again as the on-track challenge increases every season. (Related: Mitchell fastest at Donington British GT)

    “I know what it feels like to win the British GT Championship and I’m determined to do everything I can to make sure I win it again in 2022. Returning again as a factory driver in the Pro seat in the Pro-Am category is huge for me personally and I can’t wait for the 2022 season to start.”


    The season, which comprises nine races over seven race weekend, starts at Oulton Park on April 16-18 before visiting Silverstone, Donington, Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

    Related: Mitchell named Lamborghini factory driver

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    Jim McGill

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