Wylie Scores Magnificent Double Pro-Am Win In Glenturret Porsche

Dumfries & Galloway race ace Ross Wylie swept the Glenturret Porsche to two magnificent and dominant Pro-Am victories in the latest Porsche Carrera Cup GB races at Brands Hatch last weekend (6-7 May).

Wylie, from Thornhill near Dumfries, qualified second in class, eighth overall, in treacherously wet conditions on the Brands 1.2-mile “Indy” circuit while race day dawned overcast but dry.

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. Ross 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.

Ross lost two places overall to “Pro” drivers at the start of Race 2 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.

Wylie drove majestically to score a fantastic second class win in front of a large Brands crowd and “live” TV cameras. The next rounds of the series are at Thruxton over 3-4 June.

Ross Wylie (GB):
Age 31. Born & Lives Thornhill nr Dumfries, Scotland:
“It was a great weekend and I’m very happy to score two class victories for Glenturret.
“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 [driver] 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 but also AL-2 Teknik UK, PyroDry and Carronbridge Sawmill.”

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