Ross nets double title success despite missing crucial races
Thornhill’s Ross Wylie (pictured right above) has taken overall GT Cup Championship honours for the first time despite the Dumfries & Galloway driver missing four crucial races.
Wylie and co-driver Paul Bailey finished over 50-points ahead of their nearest pursuers in the outright title race and a staggering 185pts to the fore in the GTO category which Ross also won in 2021.
In the GTO category, Ross claimed a phenomenal nine podiums, including six wins, and four class fastest laps in a variety of GT cars despite missing races due to clashing Porsche Carrera Cup GB commitments in which Wylie finished a creditable second in the Pro-Am category.
In the 10 races Ross contested, he drove three different cars prepared by Kendall Developments – a Brabham BT62 Competition plus a Mercedes AMG GT3 and latterly a Lamborghini Huracán, Wylie never having previously driven the Merc or the Lambo.
Ross will collect his silverware at Awards ceremonies for both the GT Cup and Porsche championships in the coming weeks.
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Ross Wylie (GB):
Age 32. Born & Lives Thornhill nr Dumfries, Scotland:
“I’m absolutely delighted to not only have claimed the GTO title for the second time in three years, but the outright GT Cup Championship ‘crown’ for the very first time.
“It was a pleasure sharing the various cars with Paul again while the Kendall team always provided both of us with super competitive cars throughout the season.
“The season saw us having to jump between the Brabham at the start of the season, to the Mercedes briefly and then ultimately the Lamborghini.
“It was challenging having to switch cars in the series as they have totally different characteristics.
“Additionally, I was having to acclimatise to these cars having raced my Glenturret Porsche in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship throughout the year.
“But that in itself was an enjoyable experience for me and makes me especially proud of what I achieved this season.”