Andrew Watson

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Twenty-three year old Andrew, from Donaghmore, Co.Tyrone, launched his racing career in 2010 in the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship, making regular podiums through to 2011, when he joined the Douglas Motorsport team to race in the final two rounds of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Silverstone. He then stayed on to do his first full season in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2012 - finishing the year in 5th place.

Since then, Andrew has progressed through the ranks of GT racing; racing in the Ginetta GT Supercup G55, Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup and, most recently, the international Blancpain GT Series since 2016. In January 2016 Andrew became part of the prestigious McLaren GT Academy and finished a credible 9th overall on his first visit to the famous Bathurst 12 hour race. Andrew took on the Bathurst challenge again this year finishing an excellent 5th in class. Andrew also made an appearance at the 2015 Sepang 12 Hours where he finished the endurance race in 1st place in class and 4th place overall in the McLaren 650s GT3 and took part in 4 races during the 2015 International GT Open series securing a pole position at Spa Francorchamps on his debut and a race victory at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Andrew’s 2018 season highlights include achieving pole position in AM class at the Blancpain Spa 24 Hours & pole position in PRO Class at Paul Ricard. Andrew also went onto finish in 1st position at Brands Hatch in the Blancpain Sprint Silver Class. Andrew also achieved an excellent podium position at the 1000 kilometres of Paul Ricard as Andrew and the #58 Garage 59 McLaren qualified on the front row and led the majority of the race, before eventually coming home in 3rd place - marking Andrew’s first overall podium finish in the Blancpain GT Series.

Profile

Name:

Andrew Watson

Date of Birth:

21st January, 1995

Residence:

Cambridge

Height:

177cm 

Weight:

75kg 

Current Series:

Intercontinental GT Championship

Blancpain GT Series

History

2018                 

Intercontinental GT Championship
Garage 59 - McLaren 650s GT3 

 

Blancpain GT Endurance Cup
Garage 59, McLaren 650s GT3
Pole in PRO Group & 3rd in race at 1000KM of Paul Richard
Pole in Class at Spa 24 Hours
 
Blancpain GT Sprint Cup
Y3, BMW M6 GT3
Class Win at Brands Hatch

2017    

Blancpain GT Endurance Series
Strakka, McLaren 650s GT3
2016
Blancpain GT Endurance Series
Garage 59, McLaren 650s GT3
2015
British GT Championship
Von Ryan Racing Team
15th Position
Maiden GT Win
Victory at Sepang 12 Hours
2014
Ginetta GT Supercup
4th Place 
Joined British Racing Drivers Club Rising Starts Programme
2013
Ginetta GT Supercup
7th Place, 2 Podiums, 2 Fastest Laps
2012
Ginetta Junior Championship
5th Position
6 Podiums & Maiden Victory