Geddie Pair Bounce Back in Style to Take the Championship Lead
Monday 5th September 2011
Glynn Geddie has moved into the overall lead in the British GT Championship following an eventful weekend at Rockingham.
The 21-year-old who teamed up with his dad Jim in their CRS Racing Ferrari 458 finished a disappointing 12th in the opening race as they were forced to start from the back of the pack after missing a pit window.
But that was before the Geddies demonstrated their resilience to get their title charge firmly back on track as they finished in second place in the second race.
And in a fantastic weekend for CRS Racing the Geddie duo finished runners-up to colleagues Andrew Tate and Alex Mortimer who claimed their first win of the season.
That result propels the father and son Apex backed duo to the top of the standings. They are now five points clear of championship rivals Matt Bell and Michael Gausch.
"All credit to the CRS engineering team for working hard to really prepare the car particularly after the issues we had in the first race," said Glynn.
"It was really frustrating missing that pit window after we deliberated for too long over what tyres to run on.
"We eventually went out on slicks which turned out to be the wrong decision as we struggled in the wet to get through the field.
"But recovering to take second spot and another podium in the second race just makes it all a little sweeter.
"I handed the car over to dad in third place and we then gained a spot in the pits before finishing the race in second which was very satisfying.
"Moving into the overall lead is an important step forward for dad and I and we now have to continue to work as hard as possible ahead of the last two meetings to bring the title home.
"We'll be out testing again soon to further fine tune the car to make sure we give ourselves the best possible chance of succeeding."
Glynn and Jim return to track action at Donington Park later this month for the penultimate race.
That's before the championship reaches its climax at Silverstone in October.