Geddie Backs New CRS Racing Ferrari 458 for 2011 British GT Title
Monday 7th March 2011
Geddie believes 2011 could be his year for the title © Malcolm Griffiths
BDRC Rising Star Glynn Geddie is going all out for major honours this year after narrowly missing out in 2010 and believes his Ferrari 458 is the car to do it.
Geddie, 20, from Aberdeen, finished second to Trackspeed Porsche co-driver David Ashburn last year after missing some of the earlier rounds due to other racing commitments.
But this season Geddie is intent on going one better with a new team and in a new Ferrari 458 Italia.
He told BritishGT: "I'm going to be going all out to win the event. It'll be tough but working with such an established and recognised team like CRS Racing can only help me realise my goals.
"I'm quietly confident I'll be in with a shout but a lot will depend on how we get on at the start of the season.
"I have driven a 458 before so have a good idea of how it will handle. We're just in the final stages of finalising track dates."
Despite the disappointment of not winning last year Geddie reveals that he was 'satisfied' with how 2010 panned out.
He added: "I was relatively satisfied with how I performed in the British GT event especially finishing second in the Championship to David Ashburn, even after missing a few of the earlier rounds.
"It's one of those things that can happen especially as I was involved in a number of other events.
"It's always a danger but I don't regret it as it was such a great learning experience."
Confirmed as Geddie's Ferrari co-driver is his dad, Jim, who he has driven with before and is confident will be up to speed.
Trackspeed Porsche in 2010
Geddie finished second in the title race in his Trackspeed Porsche in 2010
He explained: "We've competed alongside each other before but never for an entire championship.
"I suppose I'm fortunate as we have a strong relationship which can only help. Dad is also a quick driver so I'm relishing the opportunity to work alongside him again."
Team-work will be paramount as the season progresses through the longer endurance events, a challenge which excites Geddie, especially around some of the newer tracks on the calendar.
He revealed: "The new Silverstone Grand Prix track is fantastic but there's now a new lay-out at Snetterton so it'll be interesting to see how it compares.
"I enjoy the challenge of longer races as there's a chance to preserve your tyres and press on stronger at different points of a race.
"I've always managed to perform well in those circumstances. As the race goes on you have to be patient and work out the pace of the other cars before making your move at the right time."
Beyond British GT, Geddie is ambitious about his future career in motorsport and hopes that success this season can be a springboard.
He said: "I'd love the opportunity to make the breakthrough in America. I had a taste of it out there when I competed in the Daytona 24 hour race and thoroughly enjoyed it.
"Making a name for myself in America would represent a major achievement for me."