Following a successful part season with Trackspeed in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship last year, Glynn Geddie isn't hiding his intent for 2011; he wants the title and nothing else will suffice. The Aberdeen born driver spent last year combining efforts in British GT with a solid Porsche Carrera Cup UK challenge.
Geddie is out to claim outright glory in the highly competitive British Championship after finishing second to then Trackspeed colleague, David Ashburn last year.
“There’s little doubt I really developed as a driver from competing in the British GT series last season,” said the Scotsman. “I’ve also been preparing for the new season with several test days to make sure I’ve got every possible chance of winning the overall title. Finishing second to David Ashburn was a considerable achievement especially when you consider I missed a few of the earlier rounds; had I competed in every race last season, I’d like to think I could have run David all the way for the championship.
Despite a successful campaign with Trackspeed and its fiercely competitive Porsche 911 GT3 R, Geddie has ditched the German marque for 2011 and instead will be driving a CRS Racing prepared Ferrari 458 Italia in British GT and an AF Corse prepared 458 GT3 in the the FIA GT3 European Championship.
“I’m really up for the challenge of taking things to a new level with CRS Racing this year,” said an upbeat Geddie. “There’s no question working alongside a high profile team like CRS can only help further develop my career on the track.
Geddie returns to the track this weekend at Oulton Park to begin his assault on the British GT 2011 Championship. The 20-year-old will join forces behind the wheel of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia with his dad Jim for this event, while the CRS Racing team waits for the imminent delivery of its Ferrari 458 models.
The BRDC Rising Star is relishing the prospect of teaming up with his dad for a full season in the British GT championship. “We’ve always had a very strong relationship and that should help us when it comes to getting things right on the track,” added Geddie.
The 2011 British GT Championship begins at Oulton Park this weekend and also includes visits to Snetterton, Brands Hatch, Spa-Francorchamps, Rockingham, Donington Park and Silverstone over the course of the next six months.