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By Zachary Hannay
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Wylie optimistic for for maiden Porsche races

THORNHILL racing driver Ross Wylie is heading optimistically for his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB races at the Croft track in North Yorkshire next month, placed fifth in the Pro-Am standings.

In the latest event at Thruxton last weekend, Ross claimed an excellent fifth place in qualifying in the 23-car field.

It marked his highest-ever overall start position since the Scotsman began contesting the Porsche one-make series in 2019 – and his second Pro-Am “pole” having achieved his other at Knockhill last August.

In the opening race around the 2.4-mile ultra-fast Hampshire track, Wylie achieved third-place in his Glenturret/Tunnock’s supported 911 GT3 entered and prepared by the Toro Verde GT team – his second podium of the season.

The 32-year-old will now focus on his first-ever Porsche races at Croft with support from AL-2 Teknik UK, PyroDry and Carronbridge Sawmill.

He said: “Although I’ve been racing on and off in the Porsche series since 2019, next month’s two races will mark the first time I’ve raced a 911 around there.

“My Porsche was absolutely mega in qualifying, the best it’s ever been in fact. But while I managed to place third in the first race, the car’s handling was totally different from the previous day.

“Absolutely nothing was changed on the car overnight – my lack of pace was all down to the track conditions changing overnight.

“Just completely bizarre but that’s motor racing sometimes! Hopefully at Croft I’ll have a fast car for both days of the event.”

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