Scotsman receives early 2021 boost
Thornhill’s Ross Wylie has been selected as a highly sought after Full Member of the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club. The BRDC is arguably the most exclusive club in motor racing. With a membership that numbers only 850, it is home to the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth.
Wylie, aged 29, joined the club in 2013 as a BRDC “Rising Star” and was then selected as a BRDC “SuperStar” in 2015. Those who have met the exacting Full Member entry criteria have achieved at the highest levels of the sport or made a significant contribution to enable others to do so.
2014 British GT4 Champion Ross claimed Dunlop Britcar Endurance Championship class honours for a third time in the last four years in 2020, losing out on a second overall championship title by a mere five-points despite missing four of the 10 races. Ross also netted seventh place in the 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup GB standings in his MacConnal-Mason Gallery supported Porsche 911 GT3.
Membership of the BRDC is highly sought after and extremely difficult to achieve. The list of Members, past and present, reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of motor sport. These include Twynholm-born David Coulthard, who is currently the BRDC President, Allan McNish, from Dumfries, West Lothian’s Dario Franchitti and Dunbartonshire’s Sir Jackie Stewart.
Ross Wylie (GB):
Age 29. Born & Lives Thornhill nr Dumfries, Scotland:
“I’m delighted to have been chosen for Full Membership which is a huge privilege. I first joined the BRDC in 2013 and I must thank everyone involved as I’m immensely proud. It’s all systems go currently in trying to pull together a programme for 2021 but this news is a real boost.”