Teenage Angus endurance racer Sandy Mitchell has started 2020 in style with the announcement of induction into the British Racing Drivers’ Club’s elite Super Stars programme.
The 19-year-old from Letham, near Forfar is the only Scot to be named in the prestigious list of 13 drivers, which was released at the club’s headquarters at Silverstone.
The BRDC Super Stars programme represents the upper tier of the BRDC’s efforts to nurture top-level home-grown motor racing talent.
In recent years, Formula One stars including Lando Norris, Alex Albon and George Russell have been part of the programme.
Mitchell, crowned Lamborghini Super Trofeo World vice-champion last season, and winner of his class in the gruelling Spa 24-Hour race, said he was honoured to be elevated to the BRDC Super Stars programme.
“To be recognised as one of the few British drivers who the BRDC believes is on the verge of establishing themselves at the top of the professional world of motorsport is both an honour, and humbling,” said Mitchell, also a race winner in Blancpain GT and British GT championships.
“For me personally, this is a major achievement.
“I’ve been part of the BRDC Rising Stars programme for a couple of years, and this next step up confirms all my hard work and strong results in Britain, Europe and North America have been noticed and rewarded.”
The programme run by the BRDC — the world’s oldest and most prestigious motorsport club — supports young drivers in a number of areas including driver guidance and career path advice, dedicated fitness programmes, and PR & media guidance.
Mitchell, who is also a member of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program, is poised to announce his plans for the 2020 season over the next few weeks.