SCOTS endurance racer Sandy Mitchell heads into his busiest race week of the year knowing that when he leaves Southern Spain this weekend, he could well have a Lamborghini world title tucked away in his racesuit.
The 19-year-old from Forfar — backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Whisky — heads to Spain’s Circuit de Jerez for a series of four races in his No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán, prepared by Wayne Taylor Racing.
Partnered by Italian team-mate Andrea Amici, come Thursday and Friday, Mitchell will tackle the final double header in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Championship on the 2.75-mile Spanish track.
The duo head into the final two races just 12 points off the lead in the championship, and with every chance of lifting the US title.
Immediately after the North American Championship is decided, Mitchell and Amici will then contest the Lamborghini Trofeo World Final. Run over Saturday and Sunday at the same track, these two rounds mark the end of the season of all of Lamborghini’s one-make series, which also includes Europe and Asia, in addition to North America.
It also serves as the ultimate challenge between the best drivers from around the world to decide the world champion of Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
“It’s going to be an absolutely fantastic week’s racing,” Mitchell, part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT3 Junior Program and a member of the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star scheme, admitted.
“I’ve never raced at Jerez before, but I’m looking forward to it immensely. I think the Huracan will suit the circuit’s fast flowing corners.
“The bulk of the Super Trofeo tracks I’ve raced at in the States this year have been new to me. On a couple of the circuits I’ve managed to set new track records, so with plenty of testing at Jerez on Tuesday and Wednesday I’m confident I’ll be fast and ready for the races.
“Our first target is to win the opening two races to ensure we have every chance of lifting the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Championship.
“It’s going to be tough, because we have 12 points to make up on the leaders, but Andrea and I have won already this season and we’re certainly up for the fight in Spain.”
But it’s the chance to be crowned Lamborghini World Champion which is the ultimate goal for Mitchell.
“To have the opportunity to race for a world championship is fantastic,” the young Scot explained. “To be able to pit myself against the best in the world from not only North America, but also North Europe and Asia, is something I’m really looking forward to.
“First though we’ll focus on the American championship. Let’s deal with that first; then we can concentrate on the Lamborghini World Final. I can’t wait.”