Geddie Victorious at Donington
Sunday 17th May 2009
Teenage motorsport sensation Glynn Geddie's weekend at Donington Park had its ups and downs with the Scot unfortunately failing to complete the first lap in Race 1 after he was forced out of the race. However his fortunes turned around when he came away with Pro-Am 1 victory in Race 2, crossing the line in 5th position overall.
The Apex Tubulars-backed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car lined up for today's races, completing row 3 in 6th and with class pole in both. By the time the field had got to McLeans in Race 1 this morning, Geddie's race was over when he hit a kerb too hard, making the rear wheel bounce and causing terminal damage to the radiator and front and rear wings which sent the car into an uncontrollable spin, coming to rest on the infield.
At 3 o’clock this afternoon the Porsche Carrera Cup GB field was released onto a very wet and slippery track, but as the race got underway the Aberdeen-born 18 year-old immediately slotted his way into P5 and enjoyed a great scrap with Team Parker Racing team mate Tom Bradshaw.
At the end of lap 2, Geddie made a textbook clean pass on the far more experienced Michael Caine under braking for the Esses and went on the hunt for reigning champion Tim Harvey.
After catching and applying pressure to Harvey, Geddie echoed the move he had previously made on Caine and moved his way up to 4th position, but with 8 laps to go the tricky wet conditions got the better of him, and he ran wide, letting Harvey back through and allowing him to take the advantage and gain a comfortable gap.
Geddie held on to P5 for the remainder of the race and took his place on the top step of the Pro-Am 1 podium - his second class win of the year.
"The conditions out there didn’t make it easy that’s for sure! Not finishing Race 1 put a dent in our Pro-Am 1 campaign as we were heading the table coming into the weekend and now we’re back in third. On the flip side, winning Race 2 limited the damage so I have to be pleased with that, and the team have done a great job all weekend. I had some great fights in Race 2 with Tom (Bradshaw) and Tim (Harvey) which was good fun but in the second half of the race I made the smallest of mistakes, which these wet conditions just amplify, and Tim got back past me."
Stuart Parker (principle of Team Parker Racing):
"I'm disappointed we didn't make the chequered flag in the first race. Glynn put in a really solid performance in qualifying to place the car on pole in class and drove fantastically in Race 2. The track conditions were very tricky, so well done to Glynn for keeping it together and bringing the car home with the Pro-Am 1 victory."
The Team Parker Racing squad are flying out to Monaco on Tuesday for Round 4 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup next weekend. Geddie and team mate Michael Leonard will be representing Great Britain and the race will support what is arguably the most glamorous and prestigious meeting on the international motorsport calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix.
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