2012 saw Andrew contest the entire Ginetta Junior championship season, again with Douglas Motorsport. The season saw him deliver 5th place in the Championship, achieving 6 podium places, including second places and his maiden victory, with only two non-finishes out of the twenty round season.
Driving a 3.8 litre, V6 Ginetta G55 car for Douglas Racing, further career progression was seen in 2013 with Andrew entering into the Ginetta GT Supercup, the senior competition of the Ginetta series, and one of the most competitive support classes of the British Touring Car Championship,
Despite limited experience in the more powerful G55 car, Andrew immediately showed his potential, qualifying second, before delivering 7th and 8th place finishes in rounds 1 and 2 at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, followed by an impressive 4th place in round three.
Further highlights of the season included Andrew qualifying 3rd at Donington Park before achieving his first GT Supercup podium in the GT Supercup, with a 2nd place finish in round 7, at Thruxton in Hampshire.
For the 2014 season, Andrew again raced in the Ginetta GT Supercup with Douglas Racing, and with a years’ experience under his belt, delivered fourth place in the Championship.
In July 2014 Andrew was invited to join the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star Scheme, following in the footsteps of former BRDC Rising Stars including Lewis Hamilton. The BRDC Rising Star scheme acknowledges exceptional young talent amongst British and Commonwealth drivers under the age of 24, across all four-wheel racing disciplines. Scouted by the BRDC from trackside, Rising Stars are invited to sport the unique ‘blue roundel’, symbolising their association with the highly respected organisation.
To compliment this achievment, in January 2015, the world famous McLaren GT announced that Andrew was to join their prestigous Young Driver Programme for the 2015 season. Andrew drove for the Von Ryan Racing team in the 2015 Avon Tyres British GT championship, where he finished a creditable 15th, despite racing for most of the season with additional ballast. In addition, Andrew secured his maiden GT3 victory, in the International GT Open Championshipdriving for the TEO Martin Motorsports team, quickly followed a victory in the Sepang 12 Hours.
In January 2016 Andrew became part of the prestigious McLaren GT Academy and quickly helped secure a historic McLaren 650S GT3 clean sweep at the Bathhurst 12 hour race for customer team Tekno Autosports.
For the 2016 season Andrew will be driving as part of bold plans by customer team Garage 59 to contest the Blancpain Endurance Series and Blancpain Sprint Series. The team will take part in a 10-date calendar visiting some of the most iconic circuits in Europe.
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