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GT4 Champion Wylie competes in British GT Championship with Von Ryan Racing

Ross Wylie Photo: ITV Border News

McLaren GT’s “Young Driver” Ross Wylie will compete in the 2015 British GT Championship with Von Ryan Racing.

The 23-year-old from Thornhill will race a McLaren 650S GT3 sports car with Andrew Watson in the seven-event series that begins at Oulton Park on Easter Monday.

Wylie, who won the GT4 class in the prestigious British series at his first attempt last year, was announced by McLaren GT as a member of its “Young Driver” programme in January.

He won the GT4 championship last year Credit: ITV Border News

“Returning to the British GT Championship but now in the GT3 class will be very exciting. After 2014, I have knowledge of all of the race tracks on the BGT schedule and that should be beneficial."

– Ross Wylie

Von Ryan Racing has been a McLaren GT customer team since forming in 2011, and has campaigned the 12C GT3 in a variety of events for the past three seasons, while also building a reputation as one of the most professional teams competing in GT racing.

“I have been very pleased with the rate of progress by Andrew and Ross, and they have both come on as drivers so much already through working closely with my team.

“We are confident they are a strong pairing to contest the British GT Championship, and we are looking forward to working with them this season. It is also a true test of the new McLaren 650S GT3 which has shown some real potential in testing.”

– Dave Ryan, Team Manager, Von Ryan Racing

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be working with Dave Ryan and the rest of the Von Ryan Racing team. The knowledge and experience Dave and VRR co-founder Warren Briggs can offer is something very special.

– Ross Wylie
The provisional calendar for the 2015 British GT Championship: Credit: ITV Border News