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Geddie makes progress in BTCC return

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Glynn Geddie BTCC
Credit: Marc Waller

Having last raced in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2014, Glynn Geddie made his return to the series with AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing last weekend at Rockingham.

As a midseason replacement for the seat formerly held by Tom Boardman and Ant Whorton-Eales, Glynn had to qualify and race in the first race with 45kg of ballast.

Ballast had a huge influence on qualifying pace and Glynn had to make do with thirtieth for race one.

Keeping to a brief of staying out of trouble, Glynn finished both race one and two in twenty-second position thus giving him confidence in a car that he barely had any testing in. A battle with the works Honda Civic Type R of Dan Cammish in race two a highlight of his day.

Glynn even had the pace to run in the points for a brief period in race three. Sadly however, a warning light came on the dashboard and the team decided to save the car from any damage and retire the Scotsman from the race.

With the first weekend of his return out of the way, Glynn can now look forward to his home race at Knockhill,

“I think it’s been a good weekend for me on my return to the series.

“Carrying ballast as a new entry was always going to make it tough, but I think we made good progress across the weekend.

“Race two in particular was good once we had the weight taken out, and the car was transformed from where we were in race one. I was able to push a lot more and made good progress in terms of my pace, which is something I can take a lot of confidence from considering how long it is since I last raced a front-wheel drive car.

“It’s unfortunate that the issue in race three cost me some track time but I’ve shown I can be competitive despite my lack of time in the car and I’m confident of pushing further forwards at Knockhill.”

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