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Wylie celebrates his birthday early with GT4 win

“I’m absolutely delighted to get another British title, my first in car racing, since wining the 2010 British Open Kart Championship."

"It’s now important for me in the coming weeks to keep the momentum of this GT4 title success going by securing a seat in the GT3 category for 2015.”

– Ross Wylie
Ross Wylie and co-driver Jake Giddings celebrate Credit: Donington Park

Birthday boy races to British GT4 Championship title

Scottish youngster impressively wins major British motor racing series Credit: Donington Park

Ross Wylie has won the Avon Tyres British GT4 Championship title at his first attempt – 24 hours before his 23rd birthday.

Thornhill’s Wylie and co-driver Jake Giddings, drove their Beechdean Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage home into a “safety first” fifth place in the 10th and final race at Donington Park yesterday.

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Full report: Safety measures increased for rally spectators

The Scottish rally championship returns to the region this weekend with the fifth round taking place in Dumfries.

It's been almost one month since three spectators were killed on the Jim Clark rally in the Borders.

With the tragic accident fresh in everyone's minds, safety is top of the list of priorities this weekend.

Lori Carnochan has been at the rally headquarters in Dumfries.

Rally spectator stage spans a mile and a half

Hundreds of motorsport fans are arriving in Dumfries ahead of the Scottish Rally this weekend.

The event is the first round of the championship to be held after three spectators will killed at the Jim Clark in the Borders at the end of May.

Safety is a top priority on this year's event and a new spectator stage has been introduced, which will allow fans to watch the action from a safe distance:

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New safety measures for Dumfries rally

The rally in Dumfries is the first since three people died at the Jim Clark rally last month Credit: ITV News Border

New safety measures will be introduced at the first major event in the motorsport calendar since three people were killed at the Jim Clark rally in the Borders last month.

The event, which takes place in the Dumfries area, forms part of the Scottish and British rally championships.

Jim Clark Rally enters day two

The famous Jim Clark Rally is entering its second day.

It is the only closed road rally in the UK mainland, and includes the BRC Rally, National, Clubman, Historic, Reivers and Landrover rallies around the towns of Kelso and Duns.

The Rally Service Area at Springwood Park in Kelso is open to spectators today (Saturday 31st May).

At the end of the first day, Welsh driver Osian Pryce is leading the British Rally Championship section of the Jim Clark Rally after 8 stages.

Duns driver Garry Pearson in fourth position. Local driver Euan Thorburn's hopes of a Jim Clark Rally hat trick were dashed after suffering a puncture on Friday.

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