Late Flag Dashes Geddie Glory Hopes
Monday 16th May 2011
Glynn Geddie only just missed out on British GT glory at Snetterton following a dramatic end to the two hour race.
The 20-year-old, who was racing alongside his dad Jim with CRS Racing banner, was forced to bring his Ferrari 458 Italia into the pits with just seconds remaining after being shown a black and orange flag for damage to the front of the car.
That saw Geddie, who started on pole after an impressive qualifying session, slip down to finish second as Matt Bell brought his Audi R8 home to claim victory.
Diving into the pits as he prepared to start the final lap, Geddie's car was quickly repaired but he exited the pits just as Bell flashed past and it was the Audi that took the chequered flag first having led just the final tour of the new Snetterton layout.
"It's the most disappointed I've been with second," said Glynn.
"To be fair, I'm more disappointed with whoever made the decision to call us into the pits.
"We finished up in second when it clearly should have been a win, and it is disappointing not to get it when it was right there in front of us.
"However, I was pleased with the pace of the car throughout the weekend and it showed what we can do. We've now got to take that form into the next round of the championship."
The Geddie father and son duo team up again in the fourth round of the British GT Championship at Brands Hatch next month.
Glynn returns to FIA European GT3 duty for AF Corse alongside Dan Brown on June 5 at Silverstone.