Jim and Glynn Geddie could become the first father and son pairing to clinch the British GT Championship since the series' inception in 1993.
“We’ve had identical twin brothers David and Godfrey Jones win the British GT title in 2009 when their Ascari came out on top by a single point,” said championship press officer Nick Carter. “However, Jim and Glynn would be the first father and son pairing to take the championship title if they can get the result they need at Silverstone.”
“It would be quite an achievement if they did seal the title but lots of teams remain in contention so we’re in for an exciting climax.”
The Aberdeen based duo enter the final round of the championship at Silverstone with a eight point lead over their nearest rivals – MTECH driver Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin. A top three finish would be enough to clinch the title for the Geddie family, who drive for CRS Racing, providing that none of the nearest three challengers win the two hour race around the full Grand Prix track.
A result off the podium could still be enough but the pairing would become increasingly reliant upon poor showings from their rivals as the slide down the finishing order.
21-year-old Glynn finished the 2010 season as runner up behind David Ashburn after completing much of the season as his co-driver in the Trackspeed squad, but recognises this weekend as one of the biggest of his career to date.
“I’m very relaxed about everything and we feel ready and prepared to get the job done,” he said. “Quite clearly there’s a lot at stake and I’m not just talking in terms of the championship. Winning the event would definitely help me to further my career in so many different ways.”
“It’s been great driving with my dad this season. We get on well and have managed to spur each other on in every race. It would be fantastic for us both to come out on top. Success always helps to breed further success and securing the British GT championship crown would be a real achievement.”
Qualifying for the race takes place at 10:40am on Saturday, the race is at 3:55pm the same day.