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Wylie recovers from adversity on home soil

THORNHILL racing driver Ross Wylie bounced back from adversity to record two 11th place finishes in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

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By Zac Hannay
Dumfries and West
Wylie recovers from adversity on home soil

The two race finishes were despite the Dumfries driver suffering scary barrel rolls in testing leading up to the event.

Ross, supported by Dumfriesshire sponsors PyroDry and Carronbridge Sawmills, was unceremoniously hit from behind, sending his Toro Verde GT into a series of terrifying rolls in official testing at Knockhill on Friday.

Ross then switched to Parker Racing’s spare Porsche as the Toro Verde car was wrecked in the incident.

Wylie took to the track in the loaned 911 for the very first time in Saturday’s qualifying time trials and went 13th quickest.

In race one, he did well to avoid a start-line accident and completed the opening lap placed an impressive ninth, the race red-flagged due to the wrecked cars on the grid.

In the re-started race which Ross unfortunately had to begin from his original grid position, he finished 11th – a position he repeated in Race two.

HOME SOIL . . . Ross Wylie recovered from a crash in testing to complete both races at Knockhill

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