26 April, 2011
Aberdeen's Glynn Geddie made an encouraging start to his British GT title assualt at Oulton Park.
The 20-year-old who finished second to then Trackspeed colleague David Ashburn last season has his sights set on going one better this term.
However, Geddie and his father Jim, who are racing under the CRS Racing team banner as a patnership, finished eighth and sixth in the opening rounds of the championship.
But the pair were behind the wheel of an unfamiliar Ferrari F430 for the curtain raiser as the CRS team awaits delivery of its Ferrari F458 model and remain relatively pleased with their early display.
"I am looking to do really well in the British GT championship particularly after finishing second overall last year," said Glynn.
"We're reasonably satisfied at finishing eighth and then sixth at Oulton Park particularly as we competed in a F430, a car we don't have too much experience in.
"However, we finished sixth in qualifying when we really should have been second in the grid but I was at fault slightly which saw us lose a few vital places.
"I also found it tricky to adjust to the F430 as the way it handles is different to a F458 but slowly managed to get to grips with it after having more track time in it.
"When you consider we were in a different car finishing in eighth and sixth position is reasonably pleasing although we have lost vital ground to our rivals in the race for the title.
"But we know what we've got to do and what obstacles we must overcome to get things right and we're expecting to be back behind the wheel of a F458 in the next round which will be a huge bonus."
The Geddie duo will partner up again at Snetterton in the British GT on May 15 a week after Glynn makes his FIA GT3 European Championship debut with AF Corse in Portugal.