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Fifer Rory Butcher to lead Toyota BTCC assault

FIFER RORY BUTCHER will spearhead Toyota Gazoo Racing UK’s assault on British Touring Car Championship glory in 2021, writes Jim McGill. The former Independents’ Champion will partner England’s Sam Smelt in the team’s two Toyota Corollas, prepared by Speedworks Motorsport. “I’m super excited about this new challenge,” admitted Butcher, the 33-year-old from…

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British GT champ, Scot Sandy Mitchell, wins coveted Allan Simonsen Award

SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER and British GT champion, Sandy Mitchell, has started 2021 by winning the coveted Allan Simonsen Award, writes Jim McGill. It is the British GT’s highest non-championship accolade.Traditionally the award is won by a driver with the same speed and spirit as epitomised by the late Dane who tragically lost…

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Scot Sandy Mitchell, 2020 British GT champ, named Lamborghini Factory Driver

SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER SANDY MITCHELL has joined Lamborghini’s elite group after being unveiled as a Factory Driver for the Italian carmaker’s motorsport division for 2021, writes Jim McGill. The promotion to a professional racing driver comes just weeks after the 20-year-old from Forfar powered Lamborghini to its first British GT Championship. CLICK…

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Colin McRae: A Day in History

THERE ARE MOMENTS in sporting history which become iconic. Today marks one: Colin McRae’s imperious drive to the World Rally Championship in 1995, writes Jim McGill. Unbelievably, it’s 25 years since McRae, and his never-to-be forgotten blue and yellow, L555 BAT, Subaru Impreza rocketed through the muddy Welsh forest stages with the…

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Scot Sandy Mitchell wins British GT title

SCOTS ENDURANCE RACER Sandy Mitchell clinched the British GT Championship title with a dominant drive in the season finale at Silverstone, writes Jim McGill. The 20-year-old from Forfar is the youngest Scot to win the title, and the second-youngest ever in the championship’s history. CLICK HERE to read full report:

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Paul di Resta wins Le Mans 24-Hours

SCOT PAUL DI RESTA took a dominant LMP2 victory in the gruelling Le Mans 24-Hours, writes Jim McGill. The 34-year-old from Bathgate admitted it was “unbelievable”, and that it would take some time for the significance of the win to sink in.Partnered by Portuguese racer Filipe Albuquerque and England’s Phil Hanson in…

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