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Glynn Geddie and Trackspeed enjoy “perfect weekend”

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Glynn Geddie and David Asburn were the dominant force over the two British GT Championship races at Rockingham as the pair, in the Trackspeed Porsche, clinched wins in both races at Rockingham.

“This has just been a perfect weekend from start to finish and everyone in the team has made a valuable contribution to make the double possible,” said Geddie. “It’s been the first result we’ve had since knowing that I’m competing the rest of the championship in the car so to get two wins is a massive confidence booster for everyone in the team, and I see no reason why we can’t fight for more big prizes in the remaining races.”
Both races, though indirectly, were resolved in the pits as teams made their compulsory driver change stops at roughly half distance.

Geddie, returning to the championship and the car after a Knockhill outing was chasing down the leading Mosler after the stops in the opening race. Gaining at a pace which would have seen battle joined on track long before the end of the hour long race, Geddie found himself gifted with the lead when the leader was called in for a two-second stop-go penalty.

The penalty gave Geddie a commanding lead, however, with five laps of the 1.94 mile Rockingham track left the Porsche's fuel light came on, Geddie backing off, using the cushion he had between him and the Mosler to nurse the car home, pacing the race perfectly to cross the line just seconds after the 60 minutes elapsed, sparing himself and the team another nervous lap.

In the second race it was Ashburn's turn to show the car's speed.

Taking over from Geddie, who had remained glued to the rear of the leading MTECH Ferrari throughout the first half of the race, he took advantage of a handful of laps on clear track and slick pitwork to leapfrog the Ferrari, comfortably (seven seconds) ahead when Duncan Cameron returned to the track after MTECH's stop.

From there Ashburn only got better, unstoppably stretching his lead to over 15 seconds by the checkered flag. The double win was enough to give Ashburn the lead in the drivers' championship. Geddie now lies fourth.

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