Glynn Geddie and his father Jimwill be searching for their first win this year's Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Donington Park, a result that would move one step closer to the 2011 title.
The Scottish pairing have five point lead at the top of the points standings, after scoring a second place in the second race at Rockingham. However, they have yet to see the checkered flag first – their championship position owing much to their consistency throughout a very competitive year in the GT series.
Jim drove the final stint to take second – behind their CRS Racing teammates Andrew Tate and Alex Mortimer – holding off title rival Michael Guasch in his United Autosports run Audi.
Defensive – but clean – racing from Geddie held off the Guasch's challenge, and in the closing laps the American was shuffled back to fifth, swinging the points lead to Jim and Glynn. The Geddies failed to score points from the first race after having to start from the back of the grid.
“We’re looking to learn from our mistakes at Rockingham by starting well at Donington,” said Glynn. “The second race at Rockingham proved our resilience and has certainly filled us with confidence going into this one.”
“We are well placed ahead of our last two races and will do everything we can to have a real go at winning the championship this weekend. This season has been character building to say the least although we’re now in a very strong position so it’s vital we perform to the best of our abilities this weekend.”
Just two weekends of British GT competition remain – the finale is at Silverstone (October 8-9) – and the results of this weekend's race could decide the outcome of the season, with extra points on off due to the three hour duration of the race – the longest of the season.
The race will test the team and car, the CRS Racing crew having to perform three mandatory stops during the race, the final one taking into account the success penalty time given to the winning cars from the previous round.