Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe – Nurburgring

July 26, 2023

Sandy returns to GT3 Pro action at Nurburgring with K-PAX Racing.

Fresh from his blistering podium finish in Portugal four days ago, Lamborghini factory driver, Sandy, returns to action this weekend (July 29/30) when he heads to the Nurburgring for the penultimate round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe.

The 23-year-old from Forfar will again team up with fellow Lambo 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. Sandy is looking forward to returning to the 3.199-mile German circuit where he last raced in 2020. “It’s a circuit I don’t know too well, having only raced on it once, but it’s a fun track,” said Sandy, personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky and Tunnocks, explained.

“I enjoy it, especially the middle section of the lap which flows really well. It’s a circuit you can overtake on as well, so it should be exciting.” Sandy acknowledges the change in format this weekend will impact on the way he and the whole team approach the race. “We’re back to the three-hour format at the Nurburgring, which is a massive change from the 24-hours we did last time at Spa, and the six-hours we did before that at Paul Ricard,” he explained, “so it’s going to feel quite short. Because of that, qualifying will again be important, so we’ll be focusing a bit more on that than we were at Spa.”

Sandy and the K-Pax Racing team are also hopeful of a change in fortune this weekend, following a run of bad luck. “Overall our pace in the K-Pax Lamborghini has been excellent this season but we’ve had technical misfortunes, completely outwith our control, a couple of times,” he continued. “It’s is a real shame because we’ve regularly been fighting in the top five and battling for podium finishes. “In all the races in the championship the season, we’ve put together really strong performances. That’s massive given we’re competing against all the factory drivers and cars. So to be fighting up there is really good. “Naturally we’ll be doing more of that this weekend. I just hope we get a little bit more luck than we’ve had so far this season.”