Geddie Gears Up for Knockhill
Thursday 23rd August 2012
The next 111 miles Glynn Geddie travels could prove to be the most important of his 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup campaign.
That's the distance between his Aberdeen base and Knockhill racing circuit, the venue for his latest race this weekend.
Geddie, the reigning British GT champion, has suffered a challenging Carrera Cup charge but remains optimistic of securing a morale boosting display in Fife.
The 22-year-old had set his sights on clinching the championship, but concedes his hopes of glory are fading fast.
However, Geddie is refusing to let a year blighted by mechanical failure and disappointment completely overshadow hisseason.
"In many respects I almost want this year to be over as quickly as possible," he said.
"It's always easy to make excuses but I've genuinely almost been hit with every imaginable issue possible.
"There's no getting away from the fact my confidence has taken a dent but I've never been the type to dwell on things too much.
"Knockhill is my home circuit so understandably I'm even more fired up to really perform there this weekend and there'd be no better place than to transform my fortunes than there."
Geddie, who has also been competing in the Porsche SuperCup this season, has already identified who'll be one of the drivers to beat this weekend.
He added: "It would be even more rewarding to end my run of disappointing form in Fife in front of home support but it's going to be far from easy.
"Rory Butcher will be one of the drivers to really beat this weekend as he's one of the regular Knockhill instructors so will know every bump on the course.
"I've not raced there in a competitive environment for two years now so that could make things even trickier.
"The new kerbs have been installed on the track since then too so there'll be lots for me to get to grips with. I'll need to adapt pretty quickly."
Saturday August 25
Sunday August 26
Race 1: 10.45 32 laps
Race 2: 15.30 32 laps