British GT Championship: Donington
May 24, 2023

Lamborghini Factory Driver, Scot Sandy, determined to maintain momentum as he heads to Donington with Lamborghii and Black Bull.

Sandy, is determined to build on the momentum achieved at Silverstone when he heads to Donington Park for the latest round of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship this weekend (May 27/28).

The 23-year-old from Forfar, partnered by Shaun Balfe in the No 78 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2, prepared by Barwell Motorsport, left Silverstone last time out having bagged a strong haul of championship points with his second-place finish in the year’s Blue Riband three-hour race. Now Sandy is ready to build on that performance in this Sunday’s race and strengthen his bid to add to the British GT title he won in 2020.

“Silverstone was only our second race weekend with the all-new Huracan GT3 Evo2, and we built significantly on the car’s performance from the opening round at Oulton Park,” he explained.
“Knowing how determined everyone in the Barwell team is to further maximise the performance of the car, I’m confident we’ll be right on the pace again at Donington.It’s the first two-hour race of the season, so to a degree it allows the team to directly affect the outcome with its strategy. The team’s calls and pitstops were excellent at Silverstone, and I have no doubt they’ll be good again this weekend.”

But Sandy, personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, Tunnocks, Lamborghini Edinburgh, Upper Dysart and Alan Davie Transport, knows he faces an additional challenge this weekend.

“Because we finished second at Silverstone, we have to serve a 15-second success penalty at the final pitstop, so that will add to the challenges we face,” he continued. But Donington generally suits the Lamborghini very well because it’s a fast circuit, especially down through the Craner Curves. It’s one of the most exhilarating sections of track anywhere in Europe and the circuit allows us to really maximise the strengths of the car. If Shaun and I can deliver a good qualifying performance and stay out of trouble on the opening laps, we have every chance of another strong podium finish.”