Wylie bags double Porsche ProAm winposted in OTHER08 | 05 | 2023

    SCOTS RACER ROSS WYLIE swept the Glenturret Porsche to two impressive and dominant Pro-Am victories in the latest Porsche Carrera Cup GB races at Brands Hatch, writes Jim McGill. (Related: Mitchell denied record third Silverstone 500 win by 1.3secs)

    The 31-year-old from Thornhill near Dumfries, qualified second in class, eighth overall, in treacherously wet conditions on the Brands 1.2-mile “Indy” circuit. (Related: Chloe Grant boosts F1 Academy bid)

    In dry conditions 24-hours later, Wylie made a lightning start at the green light of Race 1, completing lap one behind the Safety Car sixth overall but leading the Pro-Am category. The Scot went on to drive a strong, consistent race for the entire 34-lap, 28mins duration to take the chequered flag a superb sixth overall and score a magnificent maiden class victory.  (Related: Wylie bags GT Cup lead)


    At the start of Race 2, Wylie lost two places overall to “Pro” drivers in the Glenturret Porsche which is also supported by Dumfries companies AL-2 Teknik UK and PyroDry, plus Carronbridge Sawmill, but importantly retained the Pro-Am class lead prior to another Safety Car period. (Related: Ross Wylie bags Porsche podium)

    He then drove majestically to score a fantastic second class win in front of a large Brands crowd and “live” TV cameras.

    “It was a great weekend and I’m very happy to score two class victories for Glenturret,” Wylie said. “The Porsche was a handful in the very wet qualifying on Saturday, but nevertheless really good fun. Sunday’s races were on a dry track and I nailed the start of Race 1, gaining a couple of positions which was the key to winning Pro-Am.


    “I had a train of Pro drivers queued up behind me but I managed to maintain a good pace to keep them behind me for a P6 overall finish. I let a couple of Pro driven cars overtake me early in Race 2 as my focus was on Pro-Am honours.

    “I managed the gap, looked after my tyres, and chalked up a second class victory. Big thanks to Team Redline Racing for giving me a fast, competitive car for the weekend, of course my main sponsor Glenturret”

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    Jim McGill


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