16 August, 2011
The FIA GT3 European Championship heads to Slovakia this weekend for Rounds 9 and 10, and Aberdeen's Glynn Geddie is confident that he, and his AF Corse co-driver Dan Brown, can give their season a much needed boost.
Last time at Paul Ricard the pair were hit with technical issues right from the outset in Practice 1 which hampered their weekend from then on, although they still managed to post competitive times and mix it with the top six.
The following weekend, Geddie and Brown entered their Apex Tubulars and STP-backed AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia in the International GT Open at Brands Hatch GP where they scored a stunning victory in Race 1, and finished a solid P5 in Race 2. Geddie is optimistic that this result is a sign that the run of bad luck that has struck them in their debut season in the FIA GT3 European Championship so far is set to change.
"It's been a very steep learning curve this year, where we've shown promising pace at times but we just haven't been able to make a mark on the results sheets - so it's been frustrating and disappointing - but we have used the five-week gap between Paul Ricard and Slovakia wisely and I'm happy with the progress we've made.
"The Slovakia Ring is a fairly new circuit so I don't think many, if any, of the field would have raced there before which will definitely even things up a bit.
"I've been keeping myself focused and I'm confident we can make a decent challenge this weekend, especially after having such a good weekend at Brands in the GT Open, so I'm looking forward to getting there and seeing what we can do."
FIA GT3 European Championship - Rounds 9 & 10 (Local Time):
Free practice 1: Friday 10.15 - 11.15 (60 mins)
Free practice 2: Friday 14.55 - 15.55 (60 mins)
Qualifying: Saturday 09.30 - 10.20 (50 mins)
Race 1: Saturday 14.45 - 15.45 (60 mins)
Race 2: Sunday 11.15 - 12.15 (60 mins)