The business end of the British GT season beckons for Angus endurance star Sandy Mitchell at Snetterton this weekend.
And sitting just nine points off the championship’s overall lead, the Letham 20-year-old is hoping history will repeat itself in the penultimate double-header at the Norfolk circuit which has proved a happy hunting ground in his sportscar career.
Black Bull Lamborghini star Mitchell said: “I’ve raced two one-hour double-headers there in the British GT, and I’ve won a race on both occasions.”
Indeed, Mitchell became the youngest-ever British GT winner, aged 16 years 169 days — a record which still stands today — when he won the GT4 race at Snetterton in 2016.
A year later the youngster, part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 junior program, took what was his final GT4 win at the same track.
Mitchell, sharing his Barwell Motorsport-prepared Huracan Evo GT3 with Rob Collard, heads to Norfolk lying second in both the overall British GT title chase and silver cup category.
He said: “Snetterton’s a pretty cool circuit. It’s quite long, which is nice, and a good mix of demands, with tight, twisty bits and long fast sections. It’s a good combination.
“Everyone in the team has worked very hard to get us to this position,” added Mitchell, a member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club elite SuperStars scheme.
“Now we have to maintain that level of consistency and deliver in the two one-hour races this weekend,” he said.
“We showed in the last round at Donington that the car is super-quick, and the pitcrew delivered three brilliant pitstops.
“It’s great working with Rob. Hopefully we can grab at least a couple of podium positions, and ideally a win.
“But the main priority is to score a good haul of championship points and ensure we’re still in with the chance of winning the title in the final round at Silverstone.”