24 June, 2009
Scottish racing driver Glynn Geddie heads to the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium this weekend, making a one-off appearance in the Britcar Euro Race. The teenager, who only turned 19 last week, will partner his father, Jim, in the white Team Apex Tubulars Porsche 996 GT3 Cup car and will be fighting for Class Three honours against the likes of the Lotus Elises and Aston Martin N24s.
The 2009 Britcar series, in which Geddie Sr. is competing full time this year with regular partner Aaron Scott, makes its only visit to a track outside England at this weekend's Spa Euro Race, supporting the FIA Formula Two Championship, Euro F3, and International GT Open. Team Apex Tubulars will run in conjunction with multiple winners and champions, Team Parker Racing, for the first time this weekend and will be looking to make it a debut to remember.
"This is the first time my Dad and I have raced at Spa", added Geddie Jr. "We've been there before but not to race. It's renowned for being one of the most demanding race tracks in the world and has just about everything a race track can offer - slow corners, fast corners, long, fast straights, elevation changes - so setup and tactics are going to be crucial to the final outcome of the race. It's been a long time since my Dad and I raced together so I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel this weekend."
Qualifying for Saturday's race starts on Friday afternoon with a 45-minute session starting at 15.05 local time, with Saturday evening's 180-minute night race unfolding with a rolling start at 18.55.