04 October, 2010
Scottish racing driver Glynn Geddie endured a tough two races as he made his debut in the Dutch Supercar Challenge at Spa-Francorchamps at the weekend.
The BRDC Rising Star showed impressive pace early on in the weekend by producing a qualifying lap which was to put him and co-driver Andrew Tate P3 overall on the grid for Saturday's Race 1.
In torrential rain Geddie made a solid start and kept position before handing the Apex Motorsport Porsche 996 GT3 RSR to Tate, who struggled with the tricky conditions before taking the chequered flag in 9th in class.
For Race 2 Geddie was provisionally set to be joined by his father Jim, who opted to compete in the GT Cup, also on schedule for the same meeting, and paired up with Tate again. Due to their result in Race 1 Geddie was to start at the back of the GT Class down in 18th but had the pace as he picked off the competition all the way up to P4 overall.
The safety car was deployed a lap before the planned driver change so Geddie stayed out another lap to bring the car to Tate with the lead.
Tate exited the pits still heading the field but made a small mistake and ended up in the gravel at Rivage. Managing to recover the car he finished the race but had unfortunately lost too much time in the incident and ended up 9th in class.
"We were strong in qualifying and we hoped to be able to continue that through to Race 1 which didn't go too well for us and, due to our result, we had to start way down the pack for Race 2. I really enjoyed coming through the field from so far back and put in some competitive times throughout my stint but ultimately wish we could have had a better result.
"It's been a frustrating weekend as the pace and potential were there but the results just didn't come."
After a drive back to the UK Geddie now focuses on Rounds 19 and 20 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch this weekend.