Racing driver has the law behind him

Sandy Mitchell meets sponsors Thorntons at Knockhil. From left, Arden Junior Team Manager Ben Bloomfield, Claire Ross, Thorntons' Marketing Assistant, TRS Arden Junior Team member Jade Sheppard, Jenny Wyllie, Thorntons' director of risk and compliance and Sandy Mitchell.
Sandy Mitchell meets sponsors Thorntons at Knockhil. From left, Arden Junior Team Manager Ben Bloomfield, Claire Ross, Thorntons' Marketing Assistant, TRS Arden Junior Team member Jade Sheppard, Jenny Wyllie, Thorntons' director of risk and compliance and Sandy Mitchell.

Tayside and Fife’s leading law firm Thorntons is helping Letham teenage racing driver Sandy Mitchell on the road to success.

Sandy, 15, entered the record books earlier this year when he became the youngest ever winner in a single-seater racing car – and is being tipped to go on to greater things.

The youngster won the British Super One Junior Rotax Championship last year, a competition previously won by Formula 1 stars Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and David Coulthard.

At the start of this year, Sandy signed for Arden Junior Racing Team and now competes in the MSA Formula Junior Series, where he has graduated to racing in a Formula 4 car at circuits including Brands Hatch and Donington Park.

Local law firm Thorntons has now thrown its weight behind Sandy by agreeing to sponsor the promising young motorsports star as his fledgling career progresses.

Thorntons joint managing partner Scott Milne met with Sandy at Knockhill as the competition came to the Fife circuit.

He said: “Sandy is an exceptional talent and is being tipped to go on to achieve great things on the track in the future. He is a dedicated and hardworking young man and it is an honour to be able to help him through providing this sponsorship and play a part in him realising his dreams of becoming a leading light in the world of motorsport.”

Dundee High School pupil Sandy said: “I am very grateful to Thorntons for their backing and the generous sponsorship they are providing.

“It’s great to secure the support of a local firm as I tackle the challenges of the MSA Formula Junior Series and look to the future.”

Following the race meeting on Saturday, August 22, Sandy added: “I have had a terrific round at Knockhill with my sponsors Thorntons and their guests in the MSA Formula. I have had two fourth place and a fifth place finish overall and three rookie podiums collecting the second place rookie trophy each time. Thanks to all who supported me.”

Thorntons has offices in Forfar, Montrose, Arbroath, Dundee, Perth, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Anstruther and Cupar.