British GT Championship: Snetterton

July 11, 2024

Lamborghini Factory Driver, Scot Sandy Mitchell, heads to Snetterton bidding to extend British GT lead with Black Bull and Barwell.

Sandy heads to Snetterton this weekend (July 13/14) for the latest double-header in the thrilling title fight determined to increase his points advantage.
Former champ Sandy, the 24-year-old from Forfar, leads the championship by three points alongside his team-mate Alex Martin in the Dextra-backed No 78 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 prepared by Barwell Motorsport. And the duo head to the 2.96-mile Norfolk circuit targeting at least one win in the two one-hour races.

“The other cars in the title battle all have additional success time penalties to serve at their pitstop following their results in the last round at Spa,” Sandy, personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, Tunnocks, Alan Davie Transport, Upper Dysart and Results Gym, explained. “We don’t, so we need to take full advantage of that in Race 1 and increase the gap in the title race.”

Sandy has a strong winning record at Snetterton. He won the corresponding race last season to maintain his record of having finished on the podium every year at the circuit since 2020, the year he lifted the British GT title. Snetterton was also the venue where Sandy became the youngest-ever British GT winner, aged 16 years 169 days — a record which still stands today — when he won his first-ever GT4 race at the fast track in 2016.

“Snetterton has always been good to me,” Sandy continued. “I’ve regularly either won a race on my visit, or finished on the podium. It’s a pretty cool circuit. It’s quite long, which is nice, and includes a good mix of demands with tight, twisty bits and long fast sections. It’s a good combination. The last section of the circuit is the most demanding. But it’s also somewhere you can definitely make up a lot of time by getting it right.”

Sandy and Martin head to Norfolk buoyed by another strong performance last time out in the two-hour race at Spa where, despite having to serve a 15-second penalty after winning the previous race at Donington, they fought back to finish fourth in the 36-car race. “The Lamborghini has been fast all season, and the Barwell crew have been fantastic at preparing the car and completing the pitstops quickly and smoothly,” Sandy stated. “We know we’re all in for another tough weekend at Snetterton. We’ll focus first on qualifying, then hopefully turn that performance into another win.”