28 March, 2013
2011 British GT Champion Glynn Geddie has been announced as the replacement for British ace Rob Bell, who has had to pull out of the Oulton Park weekend, due to the very late but imminent arrival of his first-born child.
The much anticipated season opener gets underway this weekend (30 March/1 April) at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
The natural contours of the fabulous Oulton Park circuit await the contenders for the first round of the seven event race season. Thirteen different models of car from ten of the top GT3 manufacturers in the world will be in action from Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ginetta, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan, Porsche and Toyota.
A United Autosports line-up that include established aces are relishing the opportunity to fight for that championship title:
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Driver, United Autosports No. 23 McLaren MP4-12C GT3
“We are very excited and well prepared. We have three great race cars and a fantastic driver line-up to be able to put ourselves in a position to challenge for race wins and the championship this year. We finished the last season in a strong position, and we will be looking to pick up where we left off. The competition is going to be very strong, but we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Glynn Geddie, United Autosports No. 23 McLaren MP4-12C GT3
“I am delighted to be back in British GT with such a prestigious team as United Autosports. I am very grateful to Richard Dean and Zak Brown for giving me this opportunity. It will be good to get into a car with United earlier than expected, as the team will be running our own McLaren in the European based Super Car Challenge. It will be a bit strange being in the team who were our main rivals in 2011, but I am sure that we can work well together and get a good result to get their season off to a flying start.”
Richard Dean, Co Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports
“The season opener seems to have taken a long time to come, and now it is here, it is without a doubt looking like the most competitive British GT championship we have known. Having only just missed out on the title by a few points for the last two consecutive seasons; expectations within the team and media for United Autosports are quite high. This is a long season, but Oulton Park it is a great place to start it. Snow permitting.”