Jim and Glynn Geddie will enter this year’s Dutch Supercar Challenge, driving a GT3 McLaren MP4-12C in a co-operative effort with United Autosports.
Father and son Jim and Glynn won the 2011 Avon Tyres British GT Championship in a CRS Racing run Ferrari but only competed in a single round of the championship as defending champions with their McLaren. The one-off British GT race in 2012 was, however, only part of a season that also included two rounds of the Dutch Supercar Challenge.
The eight round championship caters for a variety of car specifications. The 2013 season will take the Geddies and their rivals to Zolder, Spa-Francorchamps and Assen on multiple occasions as well as the Slovakiaring – where Glynn has driven previously in FIA GT3 competition – and Zandvoort, where the series shares the weekend with the British GT grid’s 2013 continental away-day.
For United Autosports it will be a first venture into the Dutch series, but with a familiar car. The Anglo-American team began last season with two MP4-12C in the Blancpain Endurance Series, before shifting focus to the British GT Championship. They will run a pair of the cars in the UK in the 2013 season, which begins next week at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
“We are very excited to have put together a serious Dutch Supercar Challenge team for 2013,” said UA managing director Richard Dean. “We have raced against the Geddie’s over the last two seasons and they are formidable opponents, it will be a relief to be working with them rather than against them for a change. We have a lot of experience with the McLaren MP4-12C and I expect we will be very competitive.”
“I had hoped to secure a full season in the Blancpain Series or British GT Championship this year but we started too late having committed all my time last year to a new business start-up,” admitted Glynn. “Now that is all up and running, I want to return to full time racing and win a credible Championship again to prove myself against the best. I am still only 22 so have time on my side; this series will keep me sharp.”