Young Angus sportscar sensation Sandy Mitchell is closing in on a dream drive with Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy.
British GT youngster Mitchell, who passed his driving test just a few weeks ago but has been campaigning a near 200mph, £160,000 McLaren 570S GT4 machine for the past two seasons, is one of ten top British racers shortlisted for a prototype class seat alongside the Scots cyclist, a self-confessed petrolhead and Le Mans 24 Hour competitor.
Mitchell, 17, is the only Scottish driver on the shortlist in the public vote competition for the berth beside 41-year-old compatriot Hoy in the September finale of the LMP3 Cup at Donington Park,
With voting closing at midnight on Friday, the Dundee High School pupil is right at the sharp end of the race to be in the United Autosports Ligier machine with the six-time Olympic champ who has made a successful sporting transition from two wheels to four.
The Black Bull Garage 59 racer hopes a final surge of Courier Country support will take him across the line in the bid to win the valuable opportunity to showcase his talent in the prototype category.
“I have had great support from all my sponsors and fans of Scottish motorsport throughout my career and it would be great if I could get enough votes to win this chance to be alongside such an amazing teammate as Sir Chris Hoy.
“Every vote is going to count so I’d be really grateful of any last-minute backing from Courier Country,” said the 2014 British junior karting champion.
Votes can be cast at https://gleam.io/1hjRd/sportsinsure-young-driver-selection or through the link on his Sandy Mitchell Racing website.
Hoy said: “I’m really excited to be racing for United Autosports in the final round of the LMP3 Cup Championship.
“To be sharing the drive with an aspiring young champion of the future will make it even more special I’m sure.”