Scots aces top Silverstone podium in Britcar Endurance races

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SCOTS aces Ross Wylie and Gordie Mutch both enjoyed class wins in the Dunlop Britcar Endurance Championship opening event at Silverstone last weekend.

Wylie and co-pilot Lucky Khera scored a dominant win in the first of the two-driver, one-hour races at the Northamptonshire venue in Class 2.

The Dumfriesshire 29-year-old had set the fastest qualifying time in C2 at the wheel of the Simon Green Motorsport Ferrari 488 Challenge car.

He took over from Khera 23 minutes into Race 1, resuming 21st overall and second in class. But, by the chequered flag, Wylie had swept his way in to the class lead and eighth overall.

Afterwards, he said: “Qualifying in pole, a race win and a fastest race lap – I suppose I couldn’t do much more.

“Despite the success, the Ferrari was a bit of a handful and it transpires it was caused by a differential problem. Unfortunately, this issue caused us to non-start the second race of the day.”

Perth 15-year-old Chloe Grant has competed in the Junior Saloon Car Championship for the first time
Perth 15-year-old Chloe Grant has competed in the Junior Saloon Car Championship for the first time

But that was when young Lockerbie racer Mutch and team-mate Abbie Eaton came to the fore in the Praga class.

They bounced back from a disappointing first race where they had started on the front row but suffered damage to their R1 during an incident on the opening lap.

The Team Praga Three Lions duo put in a stunning display of controlled but aggressive driving and used clever pit stop tactics to charge from 26th on the grid to second overall and first in class in race two.

Mutch said: “It was a great first weekend. We were unlucky in race one with an incident that we couldn’t do anything about. But we had a mega result in race two, with some great driving from Abbie.”

Meanwhile, Perth 15-year-old Chloe Grant finished with a flourish in her debut in the Junior Saloon Car Championship at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.

After contact damage forced her out of the first race, she set her fastest lap of the weekend on the final tour of the technical track to finish the second contest in 15th place.

This weekend, Wylie and Aberdeen’s Stewart and Lewis Proctor will be in GT Cup action at Brands Hatch.



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