30 September, 2009
Aberdeen charger Glynn Geddie has his sights firmly set on the Pro-Am 1 title as the Porsche Carrera Cup GB makes its championship-deciding and final mark on the 2009 racing calendar at Brands Hatch this weekend.
Geddie, who took a class victory in Race 2 of the season-opening meeting at the Kent circuit in April, has enjoyed a four-way, season-long battle with Pro-Am 1 rivals Robert Lawson, Ollie Jackson and Tony Gilham - and has accumulated no fewer than eight victories this season in the process. This weekend’s double-header however, will tear up Brands Hatch's 2.301 mile Grand Prix circuit, as opposed to the usual, and shorter, Indy circuit, although the Apex Tubulars-backed ace may have an advantage after dominating on the full track back in May in the GT Cup.
The last Porsche Carrera Cup GB meeting at Rockingham handed Geddie a disappointing weekend after a collision with Tony Gilham in Race 1, but he managed a convincing P3 in Race 2, despite severe car handling problems, which ensured this weekend's finale would be the scene where the 2009 Pro-Am 1 crown is awarded.
As it stands, Lawson tops the table with Geddie no more than a single point behind - and ready to fight until it's over - but with points up for grabs for pole and fastest lap, it's too close to call.
"The title race has been incredibly tight all season long, which I've relished, but come Sunday evening, we will know who is champion", observes Geddie. "It's obviously a very important weekend for the whole team but our objective is pretty similar to any other; stay out of trouble, keep focused, and bring the car home ahead of our rivals.
"It would be a dream come true to come out on top this weekend and give the team and my followers the best possible result. It's never going to be easy but I'm as prepared as I can be and am looking forward to the challenge ahead. Naturally, we'll give it our best shot!"
Qualifying is scheduled to commence on Saturday, just before midday at 11.55, with Sunday's two races starting at 10.05 and 15.45 respectively. ITV4's usual live TV coverage will run on Sunday from 11.30, right through until 6.15 - and with the title fight this close, it's surely one not to be missed!