02 April, 2013
Glynn Geddie shone on his debut with United Autosports. After taking over from a fast paced Zak Brown who made a great start from eighth on the grid in Race 1 to hand over to Geddie in fifth. Once the mandatory pits stops had been complete Glynn soon made his way up through the order and after a stunning move into Old Hall he claimed third place. With a three-second gap over the car behind, Glynn was catching the leaders when a gearbox problem on Lap 25 ended his race and denied them a potential podium on his debut.
In the second race of the weekend both Glynn and Zak raced well and rounded off the weekend with a P10 finish.
No. 23 P8
No. 23 P18
No. 23 DNF
No. 23 P10
Glynn Geddie, Driver, United Autosports No. 23 McLaren MP4-12C GT3
“We had a few challenges in both races. We had a long break peddle in the last race so the main objective was to keep the car safe and maintain position. It was a difficult weekend, but we will be back to fight again. United Autosports are a great team and have made me feel really welcome. I hope to be back to fight for a podium in the future.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner & Driver, United Autosports No. 23 McLaren MP4-12C GT3
“It was a tough weekend for our No. 23 car. We didn’t get the results that were representative of what the McLaren has available. We were disappointed with the gearbox failure in the first race, and the second race just did not go our way. It is great to see Mark and Matt on the podium after challenging hard for the win. Some ups and downs but overall a good result.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner & Managing Director, United Autosports
“It’s been an exceptionally cold weekend and one which has had a number of ups and downs. We had a badly damaged McLaren in qualifying which we had to withdraw. A podium position, which was there for Glynn Geddie in his debut with us and Zak only to be lost because of a gearbox issue. Then, the Audi pulled it around in the final race. It was a good close race with a great fight at the finish. The pace of the McLaren with Zak and Glynn gives us hope that we will be competitive this year, and we can see that the Audi is a real contender. It’s a bit of a relief to see that our competitors are not running away with it even at this early stage of the season, and we are in the hunt. We have a lot of work to do. This is a tough championship now so whoever wins will be deserving of it.”