Ross returns to BGT full-time to race iconic Lamborghini GT3 sportscar
Ross Wylie is facing a very busy season of racing in which the Scotsman will now also aim for British GT Championship honours. The 29-year-old from Thornhill near Dumfries has added the prestigious BGT campaign to his GT Cup season driving two iconic Italian sportscars.
Wylie, who is supported by the MacConnal-Mason Gallery, returns to British GT for the first time since 2016, teaming-up with Lucky Khera to race a Simon Green Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán in the GT3 class of the televised nine-race series.
Ross, who won the 2014 BGT GT4 category title, has been coaching reigning Ferrari Challenge UK champion Khera since 2019 and claimed fourth place in a one-off BGT race with Lucky and Lee Frost in a Ferrari at Silverstone last November. Ross raced a GT3 class Aston Martin Vantage in BGT in 2016.
Additionally, Ross races a SB Race Engineering prepared Ferrari sportscar in the GT Cup along with Paul Bailey. Wylie joined the GT Cup, coincidentally with Khera, for the Silverstone round last year when the duo claimed second place overall and won the GTC class. The duo bagged second and third places in class in the opening rounds at Silverstone last month and followed those results up with second and fourth placings at Brands Hatch yesterday (1 May).
2021 British GT Championship
22-23 May: Brands Hatch (1x 2-hour race)
26-27 Jun: Silverstone (1x 3-hour race)
10-11 Jul: Donington Park (1x 2-hour race)
24-25 Jul: Spa-Francorchamps (1x 2-hour race)
7-8 Aug: Snetterton (2x 1-hour races)
11-12 Sep: Oulton Park (2x 1-hour races)
16-17 Oct: Donington Park (1x 2-hour race)
2021 GT Cup
10-11 Apr: Donington Park (National): Finishes 2nd & 3rd
1-2 May: Brands Hatch (GP): Finishes 2nd & 4th
5-6 Jun: Snetterton (300)
3 Jul: Oulton Park (International)
14-15 Aug: Silverstone (GP)
18-19 Sep: Donington Park (GP)
2-3 Oct: Snetterton (300)
Ross Wylie (GB):
Age 29. Born & Lives Thornhill nr Dumfries, Scotland:
“I’m really excited to be competing in British GT again. It’s a great series and to be racing a Lambo, which will be a totally new challenge for me, is just amazing. We’d like to challenge for overall podiums but the new Silver-Am class is our primary focus this year. It gives us something to aim at while finding our feet in what is a very competitive series.
“The BGT programme neatly dovetails in with my GT Cup season. It’s not every day a driver gets to race Lamborghini and Ferrari sportscars; legendary, iconic Italian marques. 2021 will be very busy but so exciting.”