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Gordie sets his sights on racing a class above

By Grant Milne

MOTORSPORT wonderkid Gordie Mutch says he is looking ahead to the next chapter in his career after a barnstorming second season in the Ginetta G5 Championship.

The 17-year-old finished third in the overall table – the youngest among the top five – having enjoyed a string of consistent performances.

And former Scottish junior champ Mutch, now living in Lockerbie, reckons he is ready for a step up in class.

“It’s been a really strong year with five pole positions, three race wins, nine podiums and the best average qualifier over the season,” he said.

“Donington was a good ending where I had a double pole in qualifying, a fourth, second and a win to end the season with a high.

“My team, Fox Motorsport, have done a superb job this year where I have learned so much from them and have constantly improved my driving through the season.

“Overall, I’m very happy with the way things are going and I was approached by another driver who wants me to partner him in the British GT4 next year, probably a McLaren 570s GT4, which would be a major challenge and opportunity.

“There is interest from other teams who run Aston Martins as well.

“As a racing driver you always want to keep your standards high as possible.”

It is a long winter with little competitive action, so Mutch has turned his hand to honing the next generation to keep himself ticking over.

He added: “Outside of racing, I’m going to be doing instructing and training, so I’m going to be very busy.

“I also do simulator racing in the IRacing leagues, which keeps me sharp and is extremely useful to learn the tracks and cars.

“It really is astonishing how realistic it is down to the last bumps on the real race circuits.

“I also recently got the chance to attend the AASE Motorsport college for racing drivers in Loughborough, which is a huge opportunity to improve my driving abilities and learn every aspect about motorsport.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Gordie in the world’s largest sports car GT racing championship should email: g.mutch_61@icloud.com.

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