Geddie Pair Prepare for Spa Test
Tuesday 5th July 2011
Glynn Geddie is aiming to recover from his Navarra nightmare when he returns to British GT action this weekend.
The Aberdeen ace suffered a frustrating weekend while in action in the FIA GT3 Championship in Spain where he was blighted by braking and differential difficulties.
The 21-year-old again joined forces with Dan Brown in their AF Corse Ferrari 458 last weekend but could only limp to disappointing finishes of 14th and 18th.
However, this weekend Glynn will partner his dad Jim in Belgium behind the wheel of their CRS Racing Ferrari at Spa for rounds five and six of the British GT Championship.
The father and son pairing are just seven points off the leaders in second spot following their third placed finish at Brands Hatch in their last outing.
"The FIA GT3 race in Navarra was another steep learning curve for us both on and off the track," said Glynn.
"We were again hit with all sorts of technical difficulties which left us playing catch up from the very start.
"First it was issues with the brakes then differential problems that left us down the pack on the grid.
"Thankfully the AF Corse team worked wonders to get the car back in shape for the second race and I managed to work my way through the field to ninth place at the handover of the second race.
"Unfortunately Dan was involved in two shunts which cost us dearly. Those crashes basically summed up our entire weekend.
"I can't afford to dwell on Navarra too much I've got to look forward to the British GT race in Spa which is a course I know well."
Glynn, who finished in second spot in the overall British GT Championship last season, is desperate to shine again this season and has a podium finish in his sights in Belgium.
However, the Geddies will have to contend with a ballast weight at Spa following successive podium finishes as the duo are hit with a penalty in a bid to even out the field.
He added: "I've been extremely encouraged at the way my partnership with dad has developed this season.
"We've got a good understanding and the pace in the CRS Racing car is clearly there which stands us in good stead.
"We head for Spa in confident mood after finishing second at Snetterton in May, a race we should really have won, before claiming third in the last outing at Brands Hatch.
"We're really starting to make our mark in the event and after the frustrations of Navarra I'm even more determined to succeed at Spa.
"It will be tough with the additional weight we'll be forced to carry which is a result not just of our success on the track but because of the way all the Ferrari 458 models are performing across the board."