THE GEDDIES CLAIM GT HONOURS


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Consistency has been the key to title success for Glynn and Jim Geddie. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

Beechdean Motorsport pairing Jonathan Adam and Andrew Howard secured victory in the final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Silverstone on Saturday, but third place was good enough to clinch the 2011 title for CRS Racing pair Glynn and Jim Geddie.

The two-hour season finale saw the championship fight – which featured a dozen drivers – swing one way and another before Glynn Geddie brought his Ferrari 458 Italia to the finish to secure the points needed to wrap up the title.

Title success for the Scottish pair came despite them failing to win a race all season, with the championship instead being the reward of a consistent approach over the course of the year. “Qualifying wasn’t great but come the race Jim did a great job,” Glynn said. “He had a close call with a couple of cars and then when the safety car came out on the lap that we pitted, it looked like a disaster for us. But everything worked out okay in the end.

“The last couple of laps were a bit intense as I tried to get a step up the podium; in the end I backed out of it because we had won the championship.” Father Glynn was equally delighted with the championship title: “I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” he said. “I was so nervous I was sick before the race, and I was sick again after I got out of the car. I would definitely like to come back to defend the title next year. We didn’t have the best of starts to our season but I’m delighted to have won it. I’d like to come back next year after some proper winter testing and be on the ball from the first race.”

In the GT4 class, the championship title was won by ABG Motorsport’s KTM pairing Marcus Clutton and Peter Belshaw, for whom second in class in the race, behind Lotus duo Chris Holmes and Phil Glew, was enough.

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