16 August, 2009
Scottish race ace Glynn Geddie mastered tricky conditions to take Pro-Am 1 victory in both races at his home circuit, Knockhill, at the weekend - in the process managing fastest lap and a superb P2 overall with a phenomenal drive in Race 1. Geddie also put his mark on the history of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB by being the first Pro-Am 1 competitor to take the chequered flag so high up the field.
After starting the double-header in 6th and 5th respectively, the Apex Tubulars-backed charger was one of a few who made the brave decision to start Race 1 on slick tyres on the wet asphalt. The first few laps saw Geddie struggling for grip in the tricky conditions, however, as the track started to dry, the Team Parker Racing number 8 entry soared through the field - in the process making a truly stunning move to overtake three cars, including Pro-Am 1 rival Robert Lawson, through the Seat Curves complex.
Battling with Lawson and Tony Gilham, Geddie was the centre of attention as he overtook the latter at the John R. Weir Chicane and drove faultlessly to set the fastest lap of the race whilst running in P5, and lapping 4 seconds quicker than reigning champion Tim Harvey.
Lawson, also running on slicks, tried a move on the nineteen year-old as they came across the start/finish line, but the ever-committed Geddie bravely edged him out and broke away with a 3-second advantage to secure another Pro-Am 1 win, and an astonishing P2 overall behind Michael Caine.
For Race 2, the Aberdonian diced with Lawson and the far more experienced Caine, running 7th overall. Lawson echoed his Race 1 move on Geddie once again across the start/finish line but the courageous Scot leaned on him to fend him off and hold position.
Continually swapping positions with Lawson, Geddie made his final statement at the Real Radio Hairpin and muscled past to take the Pro-Am 1 lead, where he stayed for the remainder of the race, drawing a 15-second margin between himself and the then second placed Gilham.
"It's been a perfect weekend again and I'm absolutely delighted - not just for myself, but for the whole team and everyone who came to show their support for me today.
"It was a gamble to start on slicks for Race 1 but it paid off and after the first few laps, the positions were just there for the taking. It was difficult to find grip in the opening stages but as the track started to dry, everything hooked up and I was able to make a break.
"I was lapping faster than Michael (Caine) once I had a clear track ahead of me towards the end of the race but we ran out of time. The Pro-Am 1 Championship is the main concern right now though so to gain two class wins, like we did at Snetterton last time out, is just what was needed."
After coming into the weekend sitting 4th in the Pro-Am 1 standings, Geddie has now leap-frogged Gilham and Ollie Jackson, lying in 2nd and is putting maximum pressure back on leader, Lawson. The action will unfold again at Silverstone in two weeks time.