Double Dutch Victory for United Autosports at Zandvoort
Monday 9th September 2013
United Autosports left Zandvoort as double winners Hublot King Power Replica after Glynn Geddie won both Supercar Challenge races at the Dutch track.
A successful weekend consisting of a pole position, fastest lap and two race wins sees the team regain their lead in the European championship with the McLaren MP4-12C. After a thrilling start to race one from second on the grid, Glynn passed the leading Ferrari of Jan Versluis into the first corner and held the lead for the rest of the hour-long race, eventually crossing the line with a 31 second advantage over the rest of the field. Glynn started the second race on pole with Versluis next to him on the grid. As the lights went green, Versluis pulled the same move on Glynn into the first corner as the Scot did to him in race one. Falling into second place, Glynn made his move past the Ferrari after a tantalizingly close battle and began to stretch his lead out before coming in to pit. Glynn rejoined in second, behind the Volvo of Henry Zumbrink after a 20 second success penalty was added to the pit time after his win in race one. Glynn managed to pass Zumbrink after he rejoined the track and took the second win of the weekend for a delighted team.
We now head to Spa for the penultimate round of the Supercar Challenge Championship where Glynn and the team are hoping to build on their championship lead. The next British GT round at Donington will see the championship battle come to a head with the winners being crowned after the final two-hour race.
Glynn Geddie, Driver, United Autosports #112 McLaren MP4-12C:
“This weekend in Zandvoort has been great, especially after the disappointment we suffered in Assen. Two race wins, two fastest laps and a pole is a fantastic result for all the team. We worked so hard to finally get the win we deserved. It has been a long time coming, but worth it now it has. I am now looking forward to the final two rounds and hopefully we can get some more race wins before the end of the season.”
Richard Dean, Managing Director and Co-Owner, United Autosports:
“It has been a fantastic weekend in Zandvoort for the European championship and we come home with some good points for Matt and Mark in the British championship. I’m thrilled we have managed to get our first win with Glynn in the McLaren, it has been a long time coming and it’s a great feeling now we have managed to do it. British GT race two for the Audi was a bit of a struggle, but we showed we had the pace in race one so we will go home and evaluate where we can improve for the last round at Donington.”