Mitchell determined to fuel BritGT title chargeposted in GT26 | 05 | 2022

    SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER Sandy Mitchell bids to build on his first race win of the season when he tackles the next round of the British GT Championship at Donington this weekend. (Related: Mitchell's Silverstone 500 masterclass)

    The 22-year-old from Forfar, partnered by team-mate Adam Balon in the No 72 (#72) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo prepared by Barwell Motorsport, won the last round at Silverstone. The victory catapulted them to third in the championship.

    Having dominated the three-hour race at the Northamptonshire circuit, the duo now tackle the second successive 180-minute race of the season, this time at Donington in Leicestershire. And while Mitchell is eager to score back-to-back wins, the 2020 British GT champ acknowledges the #72 car faces an additional challenge. (Related: Scot Sandy Mitchell wins 2020 British GT Championship)

    “Winning the Silverstone 500 for the second time in three years to seal our first win of the season was a fantastic achievement by everyone in the Barwell team,” Mitchell, a Lamborghini factory driver and member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, stated.


    “But with that victory comes a 20-second success penalty which we need to serve at our final pitstop of the Donington race. That makes our challenge for the weekend even tougher.”

    But Mitchell, personally backed by Upper Dysart Larder and Tunnocks, is fired-up for the challenge.

    “The Silverstone win was crucial to our championship hopes for this year,” the Scot continued, “and we head to Donington only three-and-a-half points behind the leaders. (Related: Mitchell positive after tough British GT opener)

    “Adam has proved over the opening two race weekends that he is as quick as any other Am driver on-track. His performance in the two stints he drove at Silverstone were crucial to ensuring we had the chance to win the race at the end.


    “This is possibly the toughest, most talented field that’s ever contested the championship and it’s fantastic to be back in the mix for the title. But there’s no denying the 20sec success penalty has the potential to directly affect the outcome of the race. (Related: Mitchell battles back to bag Euro GT points)

    “We proved at Silverstone, where we set a new British GT qualifying lap record at the circuit, that we have a very fast car. And the Barwell team was again brilliant with its strategy and pitstops.

    “So we head to Donington full of confidence and determined to bag at least a podium finish as we continue our bid to win the championship again.”

    Related: Mitchell named Lamborghini factory driver

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    Jim McGill

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