Scots endurance racer Sandy Mitchell’s American racing debut delivered an exhilarating range of emotions. The 19-year-old from Forfar bagged a podium finish and pole position. Then, in Race 2, he pulled off a miraculous high-speed save, and nursed his blazing Lamborghini back to the pits before the flames took too big a hold.
“That was certainly a memorable weekend,” Mitchell, backed by Black Bull Whisky, said after making his debut in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Championship at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama.
“It was a strong weekend overall. We had a good start and I was very proud of my qualifying speed that secured the pole yesterday for this race. We had a good start and were running reasonably stable upfront. Going into Turn 5, I made a mistake with the braking and ended up going off slightly into the gravel, hurting the temps in the car. It was definitely disappointing. I’m looking forward to Watkins Glen. I think we proved this weekend that we have the speed. We test there in about a month, and that will be my first time on the track. I am looking forward it – I’ve heard such wonderful things about that track.”- SANDY MITCHELL
Coming off a successful, but chilly, two-day test at Barber Motorsports Park, Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) and Prestige Performance Racing announced their driver line up for the 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo (LST) North American Championship season.
Four cars will compete in the 6-race North American Series which kicks off April 7th at the fan-favorite Birmingham raceway and finishes up at the 2019 World Final weekend in Cádiz, Spain, October 26-27th.
ANDREA AMICI, No. 1 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (PRO):
“In 2015, I raced with WTR and Prestige Performance. We had a really good result at the World Finals that year, so I feel really positive for this year. The team has the skills for us to be in first place at the end of the season. I won both the Europe and Asia Super Trofeo Championships, so my goal is to be the first to win all three continental series of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, winning also in North America. With WTR and Sandy, I think I can have good partners to achieve this target.”
The new Huracán RWD Spyder combines a new exterior design with the powerful Lamborghini V10 engine, able to unleash its power on the rear wheels
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