June 20, 2024

Lamborghini Factory Driver and British GT Championship leader, Sandy heads to Spa Targeting more success with Black Bull and Barwell.

He heads to Belgium this weekend (June 22/23), for the latest round in the thrilling title fight. Sandy, the 2020 British GT champ, will start the two-hour race at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit leading the championship by 9.5-points, with his partner Alex Martin in the Dextra-backed No 78 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 prepared by Barwell Motorsport. The duo, who last time out won the chaotic three-hour race at Donington, head to Belgium confident they will again have the pace to battle it out at the front of the field.

And for Mitchell, the 24-year-old from Forfar, the circuit holds strong memories. Last time the British GT Championship raced there in 2022 he set a new GT3 qualifying lap record. The Scot has also previously won his class in the gruelling Spa 24-Hours. “Spa is definitely a circuit I like, and tend to perform pretty well at,” Sandy, personally backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, Tunnocks, Alan Davie Transport, Upper Dysart and Results Gym, stated. “The Barwell crew also have a really strong record there, so we definitely have the history to do well. The #78 car has been really quick so far this year, and considering it’s Alex’s first year driving the Lamborghini he’s performed exceptionally well, being right on the pace of the more established leading Am drivers.”

Winning last time out at Donington was crucial to the pairing’s championship hopes, and though they carry the subsequent 20-second success penalty to be served at their mandatory driver change in Belgium, Sandy knows another strong performance will further boost their title hopes. “There’s along way to go yet in the championship,” he explained. “There’s four race weekends and five races. Three of those are two-hour races, the first of which is this weekend at Spa. A strong result would certainly help our title hopes. It’s always more difficult with the success penalty, but having one means you’re delivering results. And to win this championship the key is consistency. We’ll go out there in qualifying and, as always, do our best. Then it’s a case of staying out of trouble and being in the mix after the driver change. After that, anything can happen.”