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By Benjamin Johnstone
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Porsche Cup place for Ross

A THORNHILL racing driver will be revving for success as he competes in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this year.

Ross Wylie, 28, is to compete in a full 16 race season with In2Racing team after scoring four top five placings in the final four races during the 2019 series.

It’s a move which has been welcomed by his co-driver OBE David Mason, who he raced with in 2018.

He said: “I’ve driven against Ross and with him and I believe he’s a very fast, talented driver. I’ve raced for a number of years, in a variety of categories including Formulae Junior, Two and Three, and been up against a lot of quick drivers, but Ross is a tremendous, brilliant and gifted driver who deserves a break.”

Wylie will be driving a Porsche 911 GT3, which is powered by a four-litre six-cylinder engine achieving speeds of around 170 miles per hour.

The 2014 British GT4 Champion finished third in the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB ‘rookie’ title race, as well as winning the Britcar Endurance Championship outright after ten overall podiums including four wins. 

This year is already becoming a busy one for Ross as it was only last month it was announced he would join Brabham Automotive and race for them during the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship.

Ross said: “I am not there to make up the numbers and want to give it a good crack.

“I’m also under no illusion that the series is without doubt, the most competitive one make series around and is arguably the toughest championship I have even contested.” 

He added: “Having previous experience in the car and championship will definitely be a big help. 

“I had a successful return to the championship last season with IN2 and I’m looking forward to working with them again in 2020, they have a wealth of experience in the championship and it is vital to have that level of support.”

  • Pictured above: Ross Wylie, right, and OBE David Mason left, will both be part of In2Racing team for 2020
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