Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe in Barcelona

September 27, 2023

Lamborghini Factory Driver, Sandy, determined to end Euro GT3 season with a podium in the Barcelona finale with K-PAX Racing.

Sandy, rounds off his European racing campaign this weekend (Sept 29/Oct 1). when he tackles the three-hour season finale of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe in Barcelona. The 23-year-old from Forfar, determined to finish his Euro season with at least a podium after a season of misfortunes, will again be the team’s representative in Friday’s Sim race ahead of the on-track action at the weekend. He has been a leading light in the all-action simulated races held on the Friday evenings, bagging a podium finish and then winning last time out at the Nurburgring, where victory earned the team five points in the GT World Challenge Europe title race.

“The Sim races have gone really well throughout the season,” Sandy, who will again partner fellow Lamborghini factory drivers, Italian Marco Mapelli and Frenchman Franck Perera in the No 6 Huracan GT3 Evo2 prepared by the California-based K-PAX Racing team in Sunday’s race, stated, “but our fortunes in the actual car in Euro GT3 just haven’t gone our way as yet. We hope to change that this weekend.

“Right from the opening race at Monza we’ve been hugely competitive at the sharp end of the field. We’ve proved right through the season we have a race-winning car, but for one reason or another the fates haven’t smiled on us during the races. This weekend everyone in the team goes into the race with the sole aim of ensuring we finally deliver the result our true pace deserves.”

Sandy, personally-backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky and Tunnocks, is looking forward to returning to the 2.89-mile, 16-turn Circuit de Catalunya, the track which hosts the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.

“The last time I raced there was in the Blancpain GT in 2019, again in a Huracan GT3, where we had great pace” he continued. “It’s a fast, flowing circuit which will again suit the power and stability of the Lambo. We just need to repeat the really strong performances we’ve shown throughout the season, and I’m confident we’ll finally deliver the result everyone in the K-Pax Racing team deserves.”