Angus endurance star Sandy Mitchell heads for the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona this weekend with a determination to finish his Blancpain GT season on a high.
A three-hour race on the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix circuit is the season finale of the series and 19-year-old, Mitchell, from Letham, near Forfar has his sights set on two-in-a-row after storming to Silver Cup victory in the last round at the Spa 24 Hours.
“We showed last time out in Belgium that we have a car capable of beating the rest of the field,” said Mitchell, who will again share his 190mph Black Bull-backed Barwell Motorsport-prepared Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo with English team-mates James Pull and Jordan Witt.
“Everything came together perfectly at Spa, and the team and all three drivers really put a stint in to win what is the biggest race on the Blancpain calendar.
“It would be terrific if we could finish the season with another victory said the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program driver.
“In my first year racing in Blancpain last season, I finished third overall in the Silver Cup and we head to Spain knowing that if results go our way, we can finish second in the championship, which would be a terrific achievement, especially after the difficult start we had to the season.
“We go to Spain concentrating solely on what we can control.
“We have to focus on our performance and our race, and then see what effect that has had on the battle for second place in the championship,” he said.
“But first, we need to try and win the race and then hope other results work in our favour. Believe me, we’ll be doing everything we can to win the three-hour finale, and end the season on the top step of the podium again.”