Ross claims third in Silver-Am class and ninth overall
Ross Wylie scored a hard-earned British GT Championship Silver-Am podium class finish on the Scotsman’s début of racing a Lamborghini Huracán today (23 May). The Thornhill near Dumfries ace along with co-driver Lucky Khera finished third in class – ninth overall – in the opening round of the series at Brands Hatch.
Wylie, racing a GT3 car in the BGT for the first time since 2016, took over from Khera at mid-distance in the two-hour race around the 2.43-mile Grand Prix track in Kent placed sixth during the pit-stop phase. MacConnal-Mason Gallery supported Ross resumed 13th overall and completed the final 39-laps to bring the car home to the chequered flag.
The next BGT event is a three-hour race staged at Silverstone (26-27 Jun) but Wylie will next be in action at Snetterton (5-6 June) for the latest GT Cup races when he partners Paul Bailey in a SB Race Engineering prepared Ferrari. The duo have scored three GTC class podiums from the opening four races.
Ross Wylie (GB):
Age 29. Born & Lives Thornhill nr Dumfries, Scotland:
“It was a difficult début race in the Lambo but good to claim a podium finish first time out. A lack of pre-season testing magnified our lack of pace which made life tough for Lucky and I in every session including the race.
“It’s basically getting some mileage on the car before the next race so we can engineer the car to improve its performance. We’re heading home with silverware so that’s a bonus. I’m very hopeful that at Silverstone we’ll be much more competitive in terms of overall results.”