12 July, 2011
BRDC Rising Star Glynn Geddie is hoping that he, and AF Corse co-driver Dan Brown, will be able to challenge for a strong result as the FIA GT3 European Championship heads to France for Rounds 7 and 8 at Paul Ricard this weekend.
The pair were left playing catch up from the start of the weekend last time out at Navarra, Spain, having been hit with unexpected technical issues, and were forced to settle with 14th and 18th.
However, Aberdeen's Geddie, and Brown, dubbed the youngest pairing on the grid, have shown glimmers of potential through the clouds and have demonstrated they have front-running pace - notably at Silverstone at the beginning of June when they were tipped for a podium, if not a win, before having to retire their Ferrari 458 Italia at the pitstop with a failed starter motor.
Now, with the championship at the mid-season mark, Apex-Tubulars-backed Geddie is hoping this weekend will bring them a change of fortunes which will allow them to turn their season around.
"This season has been a steep learning curve for both of us and we have suffered from reliability issues that have been totally out of our hands, which has been frustrating for the whole team.
"Most importantly, we need to finish both races, and in the points, this weekend and beyond. Our race pace has been encouraging, and we have a good car and team behind us, so we need to convert this into strong results.
"I'm really hoping we can shake off our bad luck and get onto the podium which I think will be just what we need to get some momentum going for the rest of the season."
TV Timetable (BST):
Motors TV (Live): Race 1 Saturday 12.00 - 13.00
Motors TV: Race 2 Sunday 13.30 - 14.30
FIA GT3 European Championship - Rounds 7 & 8 (Local Time):
Free practice 1: Friday 12.30 - 13.30 (60 mins)
Free practice 2: Friday 17.30 - 18.30 (60 mins)
Qualifying: Saturday 09.00 - 09.50 (50 mins)
Race 1: Saturday 13.30 - 14.30 (60 mins)
Race 2: Sunday 11.15 - 12.15 (60 mins)