Superfast Lamborghini Factory Driver Sandy, delivers imperious performance to win the British GT finale at Donington with Black Bull and Barwell. Former champ Sandy, his team-mate Shaun Balfe and their Barwell Motorsport team combined to deliver an imperious performance to win the final race of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship at Donington Park. Sandy, the 23-year-old from Forfar, and sharing the No. 78 Barwell-prepared Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 with Balfe, was the quickest driver over the weekend. Not content with posting the four fastest laps in his qualifying stint, the Lamborghini factory driver also recorded the quickest lap in the race, clocking 1min 25.546secs round the 2.48-mile Leicestershire circuit. But Sandy’s’s performance, fastest Pro driver in both qualifying and the race, doesn’t tell the whole story of the two-hour finale which included two Safety Car periods and a Stop&Go penalty for the #78 Lamborghini.
“It was a crazy race,” Sandy, personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, Tunnocks, Lamborghini Edinburgh, Upper Dysart and Alan Davie Transport, smiled afterwards. “We had a lot stacked against us. We had a difficult qualifying, then we got put back to P11 on the grid because of an infringement in qualifying. Even the first stint didn’t really go our way. Shaun had a little bit of contact with some other cars which put us back a couple of places, then he had to serve a stop-and-go penalty as well.” The result of that was when the pitstop window opened, Balfe was back in 14th place. But shrewd strategy by the Barwell team ensured that when Sandy rejoined the race he would be significantly further up the field.