Wylie powers to Porsche top sixposted in OTHER15 | 11 | 2020

    SCOT ROSS WYLIE brought the curtain down on a successful motor racing season at Brands Hatch; a condensed 2020 campaign that the Dumfries ace can look back on with pride. (Related: Wylie bags first Porsche GB win)

    The 29-year-old from Thornhill near Dumfries finished sixth and fifth in the final two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands.

    Wylie started the opening 30-minute race from 11th on the 18-car grid in his MacConnal-Mason Gallery-supported Porsche 911 GT3. And the Scot spectacularly sliced his way through to sixth-place at the chequered flag following 32-laps around the treacherously wet and slippery 1.2-mile “Indy” circuit. Twenty-four hours later, he impressively claimed fifth place in the dry. (Related: Wylie bags first Porsche podium)

    Wylie’s latest top-six finishes earned the Scotsman a final seventh placing in the series, despite him being at a significant disadvantage as the only single-car entry in the Pro category, scoring eight top-six overall placings – including one win in his In2 Racing entered Porsche.


    Despite Wylie’s racing year not beginning until mid-July, due to the Coronavirus delaying the start of the motor racing season, he crammed in a total of 25 races over the past five months. (Related: Wylie storms through Porsche field)

    Wylie claimed Dunlop Britcar Endurance Championship class honours for a third time in the last four years, losing out on a second overall championship by a mere five-points despite missing four of this year’s 10 races. (Related: Wylie bags class win on return)

    Partnered by Paul Bailey in a SB Race Engineering Ferrari 488 Challenge car, Wylie netted six top-three class finishes — including three wins — plus four fastest race laps from six race starts.


    The Scot also contested a GT Cup and British GT Championship race, both events in a Simon Green Motorsport Ferrari 488 Challenge, claiming a class win and fastest lap in the former and fourth in class, from “pole”, in the BGT event.

    “We crammed a lot of racing into the past five months which has been pretty crazy,” Wylie explained. “It’s been cool racing on many back-to-back weekends and in different championships. (Related: Wylie claims another Britcar honour)


    “Winning a Britcar class title again was very satisfying, especially as it was with another new team-mate in Paul.

    “My Carrera Cup season was a bit up and down, but I’m proud to have won a race and to have claimed a podium at my ‘home’ Knockhill circuit.

    “Racing different cars and adapting to them is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. It’s a challenge I hope to face in the future. It’s now time for a rest and thinking about what I’ll do in 2021.”

    Related: Wylie has a blast in McNish's Le Mans-winning Porsche

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    Jim McGill


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