Geddie Storms to Silverstone Double
Sunday 30th August 2009
Nineteen year-old Glynn Geddie blitzed both of this weekend's Porsche Carrera Cup GB races at Silverstone, making further championship history by being the first driver to come away from a meeting having scored two wins, two pole positions and two fastest laps. The Aberdeen-born ace now tops the Pro-Am 1 standings with a lead of 9 points and with only two more meetings to go.
The Apex Tubulars-liveried Porsche Carrera 911 GT3 Cup got a jump on Pro competitor Michael Caine at the start of Race 1, running P4 overall for the opening part of the race. However a lock-up at Maggotts by Geddie allowed Caine to get in front, leaving the Scot with nothing to do other than follow him all the way to the chequered flag - and another convincing Pro-Am 1 win.
This put Geddie at the top of the Pro-Am 1 standings after main rival, Robert Lawson, had a coming together with Tom Bradshaw and failed to score.
Geddie started Race 2, again on pole position, but as the field came to end their warm-up lap, it was declared a wet race, forcing everyone to pit and have the option to change to wets. However, the Team Parker Racing charger intelligently decided to stick with slicks in the hope that the track would dry, which ultimately proved the right call.
A spin by Caine in front of Geddie put him up to 4th overall and by the end of lap one he was running 3rd after making a solid move on team mate, Tim Bridgman. Bridgman got the place back and went on to have his own battle with Tim Harvey while Geddie sat happily in 4th, and with the Pro-Am 1 lead, pulling away from Tom Bradshaw and Lawson who were running 5th and 6th respectively.
On the final lap at Brooklands, Bridgman dived up the inside of Harvey, who spun off into the gravel and out of the race. Bridgman was later disqualified from the final classification, promoting Geddie up to P2 overall and another fine class win.
"This weekend has been absolutely spot on. The team have done a fantastic job all weekend so to take both wins is well deserved for everyone.
"After Michael (Caine) got past me in Race 1 I didn't need to fight too much as I just need the Pro-Am 1 points and I didn't want to take any unnecessary risks.
"Then for Race 2 it was definitely the right decision to start on slicks. To begin with it was quite slippery but as the track dried I was able to really put my foot down and easily maintain P4. It was fortunate for us that Bridgman and Harvey had a coming together late on in the race which, in the long run, handed us 2nd.
"Heading the Pro-Am 1 standings again is a tremendous feeling and the second half of the season is going exactly to plan so far. Bring on Rockingham!"
The penultimate round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB will take place at Rockingham, Northamptonshire in three weeks' time.