Ballast to Weigh Geddie & Ashburn Down at Snetterton
Tuesday 24th August 2010
Scottish racing driver Glynn Geddie travels to Snetterton, Norfolk for Rounds 9 and 10 of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this Bank Holiday weekend.
Geddie and co-driver David Ashburn will head the entries for Monday's double-header in their Trackspeed Porsche 997 GT3R after claiming victories in the past three rounds of the championship. However, their successes at Rockingham and Silverstone mean the car will be carrying success ballast which will give championship rivals, Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin in the MTECH Ferrari, an advantage.
Currently Ashburn leads the championship standings on 72 points, with Geddie, Cameron and Griffin, all tied for second place just 26 points behind.
"Having such a lot of success ballast on the car is a bit of a concern and I'm sure the Ferrari won't make it easy for us. But the team have done an outstanding job in preparing a car that allowed David and I to win twice at Rockingham and the two-hour at Silverstone. The car has been competitive and reliable all season but we have to take into account that we are carrying 75kg, and with Snetterton being a power circuit, it will hurt us.
"It's difficult to predict just how much of a disadvantage it will be for us until testing on Saturday, and more importantly in qualifying, so we’ll work our hardest to make sure we are in with a decent shot.”
British GT Championship: Rounds 9 & 10:
Qualifying 1: Sunday 16.15
Qualifying 2: Sunday 16.45
Race 1: Monday 12.00
Race 2: Monday 16.10
Channel 4: Sunday 12th September 07.30
Motors TV UK: Sunday 12th September 20.43
Motors TV UK: Tuesday 14th September 01.35
Motors TV UK: Wednesday 15th September 20.10
Motors TV UK: Friday 17th September 17.00
Motors TV UK: Saturday 18th September 16.30
Motors TV UK: Monday 20th September 00.30
Motors TV UK: Tuesday 21st September 23.25