09 June, 2014
United Autosports underlined its progress in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when Glynn Geddie and James Cole recorded the team’s best race finish and first-ever fastest race lap respectively at Oulton Park this weekend (7-8 June).
In qualifying, Geddie and Cole placed ninth and 12th with both on faster laps on a wet but drying 2.69-mile International Circuit track before the session was red-flagged with 10mins remaining.
The next BTCC & Ginetta races are staged at Croft over 28-29 June.
#20 Drivecool – Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GB). Age: 25. Born: Southport, England. Lives: Liverpool, England.
“We’ve ended the weekend with many positives. Glynn and I have finished all three races for the first time, we’ve scored some points and I set the fastest lap in the third race. So all of these factors underline that we’re moving forward with every outing.”
#21 – Toyota Avensis
Glynn Geddie (GB). Age: 23. Born & Lives: Aberdeen, Scotland.
“We’ve made progress but unfortunately bad weather and red flags didn’t allow us to show it all. The pace is improving and that’s a good thing to take to the next races at Croft.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“We have certainly made some progress this weekend with the Toyotas and James and Glynn are feeling more positive leaving Oulton. Once again, we ran out of luck at certain points during the weekend with red flags and the weather, but our early qualifying pace shows we can now aim to be in the top half of the grid. We are looking forward to the next round at Croft, which is technically our home race so fingers crossed for luck to be on our side.”
Rd 10 Qualifying: 18th #20, 1m 44.533s; 20th #21, 1m 44.602s. Weather: Cloudy/drying.
Race: 19th #20, +29.123s; 21st #21, 36.254s. Weather: Bright/dry.
Rd 11 Start Pos: 19th #20; 21st #21.
Race: 15th #20, +13.343s; 24th #21, 49.456s. Weather: Cloudy/dry.
Rd 12 Start Pos: 15th #20; 24th #21.
Race: 12th #21, +22.785s; 20th #20, +36.689s + Fastest Lap. Weather: Cloudy/wet/drying.
Driver’s Championship: 19th #21, Geddie, 9pts; 21st #20 Cole, 4pts
HiQ Teams’ Championship: 13th, 13pts
Independents Team Trophy: 10th, 67pts