Glynn Geddie to join AmD MG alongside Rory Butcher

by Stuart Richards
Glynn Geddie Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

Former British GT Champion Glynn Geddie has been announced as the latest driver to drive the second AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing MG6 GT ahead of round seven of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham.

Glynn will therefore be forming an all Scottish partnership alongside Rory Butcher as he replaces Ant Whorton-Eales who scored a strong top ten finish in his one and only appearance this season last time out at Snetterton.

Whorton-Eales therefore returns to the MINI Challenge where he currently heads the championship.

Geddie is no stranger to the BTCC having driven a Toyota Avensis for United Autosports in 2014 during a part campaign where he scored six points scoring finishes.

Glynn Geddie BTCC

Glynn drove in the BTCC in 2014 Credit: btcc.net

As he is another mid-season driver change, the twenty-eight year old 2011 British GT champion will be carrying 45kg of ballast in both qualifying and the opening race of the weekend at Rockingham.

“I raced in the Middle East over the winter and have been looking at the options available for a programme since then.” Said Glynn about this deal,

“I’d been speaking to Rory about the BTCC, and when the MG drive became available, it was at the right time for both my sponsors RAM Tubulars and I to try and sort a deal.

“I feel I have some unfinished business with the BTCC and it’s great to have a chance to return to the series. I know it will be a big learning curve as I haven’t raced a front-wheel drive car since my part-season in the Toyota, and I know it might take me a little longer to get back up to speed than if I was jumping into one of the rear-wheel drive sportscars I have raced for most of my career.

“Realistically, the Rockingham weekend will be a bit of a test for me ahead of a big weekend on home soil at Knockhill, but my aim is to work with Rory and the team to work my way forwards in each session and see how I get on.

“I’ve got to say thanks to Shaun and the team, as well as RCIB and AutoAid, for the chance to return to the BTCC and I can’t wait to get started.”

Meanwhile, Team Principal Shaun Hollamby was pleased with this acquisition,

“We’re pleased to welcome Glynn Geddie into the team and it’s great to have two Scottish drivers together in the team when we have the meeting at Knockhill coming up later in the month.”

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