Geddie to Race 'Into the Night'
Thursday 5th November 2009
Aberdeen's Glynn Geddie will be hoping for a competitive outing at this weekend's Britcar Night Race, held on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. The race will see the 2009 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro-Am 1 Champion team up with his father, Jim, for their third outing together this year, running in a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup under the Apex Motorsport umbrella.
The annual Britcar 'Into the Night' race is the only race meeting held at the Kent circuit to run under the night sky and will feature cars from such iconic marques as Porsche, Ferrari and Mosler, battling throughout the 90-minute endurance.
The Geddie duo's Class Three group features some stiff competition in the shape of the Marcos Mantis GT3, Ginetta G50 GT4 and Aston Martin Vantage, although the pairing have already proven this year that they are a combative partnership after storming to victory in the Martini Trophy at Snetterton in July. Their kudos was also topped up after they annihilated the competition in qualifying for the Britcar Euro race at Spa-Francorchamps, although an engine failure forced them to sit out the whole race and they were unable to display their full potential.
"This will be my first race under lights so it will for sure be interesting, and I'm really looking forward to the challenge", admits Geddie Jr. "Unfortunately I have to shoot off to the TOCA Awards which are being held on the same evening in Coventry, so I'll be behind the wheel for the first 45 minutes before handing over the reins to my Dad - hopefully he will drop me a text to let me know where we finish!
"Realistically I think we will be able to fight for the class win although it will be tough, so I'll have to make the most of my stint and get into a strong position before handing over. Hopefully we won't have any major dramas but endurance racing is full of them and you never can tell what will happen!"
Saturday's meeting for the Geddies will kick off with qualifying at 15.50 for 45 minutes with the 90-minute track attack scheduled to commence at 16.55.