Wylie Heads Optimistically For His Maiden Porsche Races At Croft

Ross achieves best-ever qualifying position plus another Pro-Am podium

Thornhill’s Ross Wylie heads optimistically for his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB races at the Croft track in North Yorkshire next month (27-28 July) placed fifth in the Pro-Am standings.

In the latest event at Thruxton last weekend (8-9 Jun), Ross claimed an excellent fifth place in qualifying in the 23-car field.

It marked his highest-ever overall start position since the Scotsman began contesting the Porsche one-make series in 2019 – and his second Pro-Am “pole” having achieved his other at Knockhill last August.

In the opening race around the 2.4-mile ultra-fast Hampshire track, Wylie achieved third-place in his Glenturret/Tunnock’s supported 911 GT3 entered and prepared by the Toro Verde GT team – his second podium of the season.

Wylie will now focus on his first-ever Porsche races at Croft with support from AL-2 Teknik UK, PyroDry and Carronbridge Sawmill.

Ross Wylie (GB):
Age 32.
Born & Lives Thornhill nr Dumfries, Scotland:

“Although I’ve been racing on and off in the Porsche series since 2019, next month’s two races will mark the first time I’ve raced a 911 around there.

“My Porsche was absolutely mega in qualifying, the best it’s ever been in fact. But while I managed to place third in the first race, the car’s handling was totally different from the previous day.

“Absolutely nothing was changed on the car overnight – my lack of pace was all down to the track conditions changing overnight.

“Just completely bizarre but that’s motor racing sometimes! Hopefully at Croft I’ll have a fast car for both days of the event.”

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