Rolex 24 at Daytona update…

January 26, 2024

Lamborghini factory driver, 23-year-old Sandy Mitchell from Forfar, and his Forte Racing team-mates — fellow factory driver Loris Spinelli, plus Canadians Misha Goikhberg and Devlin DeFrancesco — start this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona from fifth of the 22 GTD cars on the packed 57-car grid in their Lamborghini Huracan EVO2.

Former British GT champ Sandy, who already has two class wins, a second and a third-place finish in the 24 Hours of Spa, is looking forward to his second assault at Daytona. “I think the testing and qualifying went really well,” Sandy, whose #78 Lambo was just over two-tenths off the class pole time of 1min 44.494s, explained. “We progressed throughout the days and put in a really solid qualifying. We’re starting fifth in class which is a nice place to start, right up at the front end of a really stacked field in GTD. I think the level of competition this year is super high, as high as I’ve ever seen it. It’s going to be exciting going into the race.”

“I think a lot of people think they have a chance to go and win this race with how close it’s been throughout testing, so that’s going to be fun. From our side, we’re feeling confident. We’ve got a really strong driver lineup in terms of all four drivers having pretty similar pace, which I think during the night, that kind of thing is going to serve us well. We’ve just got to keep the car out of trouble and go and fight for the last few hours.”
The Daytona 24H starts at 6.30pm UK on Saturday, January 27.