Podium Finish and Precious Points for the Geddie Title Charge
Monday 11th July 2011
Glynn Geddie produced a solid weekend of British GT racing at Spa to move to within just two points of the championship leaders.
The 21-year-old, who again teamed up with his dad Jim, finished third and then sixth in the latest two rounds of the event in Belgium to keep their title tilt on track.
The father and son pairing started back in eighth position on the grid in the opening race in their CRS Racing Ferrari 458 before Geddie senior shot out of the blocks to a speedy start to haul the car up to fifth.
That was before Glynn took over at the scheduled midway switch and he was able to close in on the leaders before eventually finishing third.
The Geddies, who were forced to race with a weight ballast following podium finishes at Snetterton and Brands Hatch, started out third on the grid for the second race of the weekend before eventually slipping back to sixth.
"I'm reasonably satisfied with our performance at the weekend and it's been good to close in on the leaders Michael Guasch and Matt Bell," said Glynn.
"We had a few issues with our tyres in qualifying which hampered our performance but to secure a podium place whilst racing with a hefty weight penalty is very encouraging.
"We've got a bit of a break until our next British GT race at Rockingham in September but it's a nice feeling to know we head into that meeting right in the mix.
"The break will also give us additional time to work on further fine tuning certain issues as we look to perfect the car so we're in a really strong position to mount a serious title challenge.
"Even the smallest adjustments margins can make a huge difference when it comes to any race car and the CRS Racing team engineers have been fantastic all season.
"Hopefully that extra work will give us an additional edge over the field and had things turned out slightly different in a few of the earlier rounds we might even have been leading the overall British GT championship now."
Glynn reverts back to FIA GT3 action when he heads for Paul Ricard in France this weekend for rounds seven and eight of that championship.