Geddie Shines to Take Victory in Martini Trophy
Saturday 18th July 2009
Aberdeen's Glynn Geddie took a superb class victory, and second overall, in the 3-hour Martini Trophy race at Snetterton this afternoon.
The 19 year-old, who teamed up with his father Jim, made his first mark on the event this morning by qualifying the Team Apex Tubulars Porsche 996 GT3 Cup car second overall and on class pole.
At 2.45 this afternoon the field was unleashed for the rolling start with Geddie Jr. in the harness. He maintained his position and did his best to keep up with the lead Marcos Mantis. However the lead car was able to break clear of the pack, using all of its 600bhp to take full advantage of the Norfolk track's long straights.
An hour into the race and Geddie Sr. jumped in but suffered problems with the ABS and was slowed when the splitter came off the car. However with a strong drive he managed to overcome these woes and handed the reins back over to Geddie Jr. for the last hour before the latter brought the car across the line.
"This is a fantastic result - not just for my Dad and myself - but for everyone at Team Apex Tubulars, and everyone who came along to show their support. This is just what we all needed after our misfortunes at Spa last time out so a big 'thank you' to everyone involved.
"It was a tough race and the lead Marcos was able to pull about ten car lengths on me on the straights, but I'm more than happy with the result today. Hopefully this victory marks the point where my bad luck this season ends and we can get it back on track!"
Snetterton is the venue where the next round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB takes place in two weekends time and Geddie, who currently lies fourth in the Pro-Am 1 category, will be looking to echo today's encouraging result.