Championship goes to the wire
Ross Wylie took his fourth outright race win in the Britcar Endurance Championship on Sunday night.
The Thornhill driver and Witt Gamski took victory in a two-hour race at Silverstone that ended in darkness.
Wylie qualified their Ferrari 458 GT second, just 0.002 seconds off pole. Gamski started the race before handing over to Wylie with 70 minutes remaining.
The 26-year-old immediately began posting fastest laps as he forged his way to the front in the MJC Furlonger-prepared car.
And he took victory as their rival ran out of fuel, meaning the pair head to the season finale on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit on November 19 with a slender lead in the fight for the championship.
Wylie said: “It was good to get another win with Witt. The MJC Furlonger team do a great job in terms of preparation and strategy.
“It was my first ever race that ended in darkness – it was a challenge but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
“I’ve raced in the Gulf 12 Hours previously but the track is lit by floodlights, making it brighter than daylight, but for this race it was just the cars’ headlights lighting the track.
“I’d just missed out on pole due to yellow flags meaning I had to slow but Witt did a good job in the opening stint of the race.
“The leading Radical sports-prototype was delayed by a technical issue and although I had to conserve fuel to get us home to the chequered flag, the team’s calculations were bang on – meanwhile the Radical ran out of fuel.
“Unfortunately, only two other cars compete in our class which means we don’t get full points awarded.
“That’s a shame as we’re winning races outright but those are the rules and so we have to accept the situation.
“In terms of Brands, we’ll head there and just hope for the best, we go there aiming to win the race and in terms of the championship, that’s out of our hands.”