26 July, 2011
Glynn Geddie enjoyed a stunning International GT Open debut at Brands Hatch as he shocked the field to win the opening race.
The 21-year-old was again partnered by AF Corse team-mate Dan Brown and the young guns produced the goods to win the GTS category race in style in their Ferrari 458.
The duo certainly took advantage of their guest race in the highly competitive series as they really made their mark.
Brown was behind the wheel for the first half before handing over the driving duties to Aberdeen's Geddie who guided the car home to victory in the GTS class and seal a fourth placed finish in the overall race.
The pair, who also run together in the FIA European GT3 Championship, were hit with a 30 second pit penalty in the second race as a result of their win.
However, they still battled against the odds to claim fifth in the GTS class and an 11th placed spot in the overall field to complete a successful weekend.
"It was fantastic to win the opening race as the International GT Open was a bit of a step into the unknown for us," said Geddie.
"Both Dan and I weren't exactly quite sure what we'd be up against although we knew it was always going to be a very tough field.
"But we produced a very solid drive in the first race to claim a win in the GTS class and there's no doubt we'll both gain a lot of confidence from the result.
"We'll now be looking to really kick on in our remaining drives and really make our mark this season.
"The pace has always been there in the AF Corse Ferrari but we've suffered badly from mechanical complications but that just makes it even more rewarding when you can get a result like the one at Brands.
"It was always going to be tough in the second race with the additional time penalty following the opening win.
"I'm convinced we would have been right up there challenging for at least another podium had we not had to sit in the pits for an additional 30 seconds.
"But those are the rules so you just have to get on with it and accept them. Overall though I'm very pleased with our performance at Brands."