Scottish driver Ross Wylie is set to compete in Porsche Carrera Cup GB this year. The 28-year-old from Thornhill near Dumfries will contest a full 16-race season with In2Racing, the Warwickshire-based team in which Wylie scored four top-five placings in the final four races of last year’s series. This adds to his current commitments as a Brabham Automotive driver, racing a BT62 in Britcar.
Mason’s MacConnal-Mason Gallery is the primary sponsor of Wylie’s Porsche campaign this year. The series visits eight of the UK’s most famous race circuits including Silverstone and Brands Hatch. Rounds 11 & 12 are held at Knockhill near Dunfermline over 28-30 August. The Porsche Carrera Cup GB races feature on the prestigious ToCA British Touring Car Championship weekends and appear on national television.
“I am not there to make up the numbers and want to give it a good crack,” Wylie said. “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. Additionally, the 911 GT3 is one of the most difficult cars I have driven but this only adds to the attraction.
“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.
“I am incredibly grateful for the support from David [Mason]. We have developed a great friendship over the past few years, both on a personal and professional level. Having David’s belief in my ability as a driver is fantastic. He has a tremendous wealth of experience in motorsport, both sides of the fence, as a driver and a sponsor, which is great for my confidence as we enter the season ahead.”