Glynn Geddie Brought In For British GT Opener As Bell Replacement


Geddie joins United Autosports' McLaren team for the start of the britihs GT season (Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey)

2011 series champion Glynn Geddie has been drafted in as a late replacement for Rob Bell in the United Autosports line-up for the opening rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

Geddie will co-drive one of the team’s McLaren MP4-12C GT3 with team owner Zak Brown at this weekend’s Oulton Park races. Geddie, who won the 2011 driving for CRS Racing with his father Jim, was earlier this week announced in a full season campaign in the Dutch Supercar Challenge with a McLaren run by United Autosports.

“I am delighted to be back in British GT with such a prestigious team as United Autosports,” said Geddie. “I am very grateful to Richard Dean and Zak Brown for giving me this opportunity. It will be good to get into a car with United earlier than expected, as the team will be running our own McLaren in the European based Super Car Challenge. It will be a bit strange being in the team who were our main rivals in 2011, but I am sure that we can work well together and get a good result to get their season off to a flying start.”

Bell himself was a substitute for Alvaro Parente, but Geddie has been called upon after the birth of Bell’s first child.

Brown and Geddie will drive one of the team’s McLarens with Roger Wills – filling in for and injured Richard Meins – and Mark Blundell driving the other. Matt Bell – the younger brother of Rob – and Mark Patterson will share and Audi R8 LMS ultra to complete the team’s three car attack on the 2013 season.