“This year will be my sixth season both with Barwell, and driving a Lamborghini,” Sandy, personally backed by Black Bull Scotch Whisky, Thorntons Solicitors, Lamborghini Edinburgh, Tunnocks and Upper Dysart Larder, explained. “And for the team to have two of the new Evo2 Huracan race cars is a major boost for our campaign. I’ve already tested the car and there are significant improvements over the Huracan Evo I’ve raced for the last couple of years. Backed by the strength of the guys in the Barwell team, allied to the new Lamborghini, we head into the season with a very strong package. We know the grid for the 2023 British GT is as strong as it’s ever been, and it’s great to again be part of a two-car Barwell assault on the championship. The competition is going to be intense. Shaun and I will need to be on it right from the start of the campaign.”
The nine-round championship gets underway over Easter weekend at Oulton Park on April 8-10, and includes races at Silverstone, Donington Park, Snetterton and Brands Hatch spread over seven weekends before finishing on October 21-22. And while the series will not visit Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this season, it will include the ultra-fast Portimao circuit in Portugal’s Algarve.
“I’ve driven on the Portimao circuit previously, and it promises to be a thrilling, action-packed venue for the British GT cars,” Mitchell said. “I can’t wait to race there in July. But before that we need to ensure we start the season strongly at Oulton Park. Being a Lamborghini factory driver in the Pro seat in the Pro-Am category is huge for me personally. 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 2023.”