30 September, 2013
United Autosports scored their third win in a row at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend (28/29 October).
Jim and Glynn have now extended their lead in the championship even further after a solid showing at Spa. Race one saw Glynn start from pole and lead from the off, pulling out an impressive 5 second lead over the first 5 laps. After the mandatory pit stop, the team left the pits and continued to control the lead to the chequered flag. Race two was a typical Spa affair as it started to rain just before the race began creating a tyre choice dilemma. Glynn, starting once more on pole position, opted for slick tyres but slipped to P3 after the first lap as he struggled for grip. As the rain held off, the track dried and Glynn fought back to the gearbox of the leader. A 50 second success penalty was awaiting Glynn in the pit stop, which dropped him further down the order. After heading out again on a drying track, Glynn started to put in fastest lap after fastest lap, eventually catching and passing the main championship contenders. P3 was the best the team could do after such a long success penalty. Two pole positions, a fastest lap, a win and a P3 shows the team’s dominance in the series so far.
It was also a great weekend for the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 car, as not only did they score a win at Spa with United, but the manufacturer also had two wins in the FIA GT3 Series at Navarra with Sebastian Loeb and Alvaro Parente.
We now head to the final round of the European Championship at Assen, Holland, (19/20 October) where the championship winners will be decided.
Glynn Geddie, Driver, United Autosports:
“I am really pleased with our performance this weekend. To win at Spa is a great feeling. P3 in race two was the best we could have hoped for with the huge pit stop success penalty we received but it was still a very successful weekend for the team. I’m now really looking forward to the championship decider in Assen.”
Richard Dean, Team Owner and Managing Director, United Autosports:
“I am really pleased with how this weekend went. The team worked really hard and the McLaren was quick and supremely reliable, we deserve the race win and the extended lead in the series standings. The 50 second success penalty in the pit stop hit us hard but we knew it was coming and did the best we could in the circumstances. Fingers crossed we will have another successful weekend at the final Replica Rolex Explorer round in Assen.”