Scot Ross Wylie returns to British GT4posted in GT04 | 04 | 2022

    SCOT ROSS WYLIE will return to the GT4 category of the British GT Championship this season, eight years after he claimed the title. Wylie will share a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport with Valluga Concierge team-owner, Benji Hetherington, in the opening one-hour race on Easter Monday at Oulton Park. (Related: Wylie clinches British GT4 title)

    Wylie, the 30-year-old from Thornhill near Dumfries, won the 2014 British GT4 title after scoring six podiums, including three wins, from eight races driving an Aston Martin. The BRDC full member last raced a GT4 race car six years ago at the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi. (Related: Wylie returns to British GT)

    The Scot’s first on-track experience of the new four-litre, six-cylinder mid-engined Porsche will be in the opening practice session around the 17-corner, 2.69-mile Cheshire circuit on Easter Saturday.


    Wylie faces a busy couple of weeks as he begins the defence of his GT Cup GTO Championship title at Donington Park this weekend. SB Race Engineering had hoped that engine components would arrive in time for the Scot and team-mate Paul Bailey to race the latter’s Brabham BT62 Competition. (Related: Britcar win for Scot Ross Wylie)

    But a shipping delay means they will switch to Bailey’s nine-year-old McLaren MP4-12C Can Am that the duo raced at Donington — achieving first and second in class — and Snetterton last year.


    “I love the British GT Championship and the GT4 category is looking very competitive this year,” Wylie explained. “I have no real expectations, but Benji and I will give it our best shot; it will be interesting to see how we fare. The opening practice session will be the first time I’ve driven the Porsche RS model. (Related: Wylie gains full BRDC membership)


    “It’s not an ideal scenario, but just something we have to accept and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’ve driven the Porsche Cayman GT4 Sprint Challenge car, but the RS model has more power and additional aero. There’s only a handful of these new Porsches in the UK and I believe only 25 worldwide and so it’s very rare car.

    “Benji is the owner/founder of Valluga, who I raced with for the last three rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB last year. He has a wealth of experience, including being a Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship winner in 2011. I am excited to be sharing a car with him.”

    Related: Wylie bags first Porsche GB win

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    Jim McGill


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