LOCAL racing driver Glynn Geddie will be part of a new era for his team United Autosports on Sunday, March 30, when the Leeds-based Anglo-American team contests its maiden Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races.
Having competed in races on four continents since the team was founded by American entrepreneur Zak Brown and British former single-seater racing driver Richard Dean, a brace of distinctive-liveried Toyota Avensis touring cars will line up on the capacity grid for the opening three rounds of the 30-race series at Brands Hatch in Kent.
The United Autosports team will comprise Glynn Geddie and James Cole.
And prior to the start of the new season of racing, Glynn commented, “The timing to make my BTCC debut is spot on while racing with United Autosports after winning the Supercar Challenge with them last year is a perfect scenario.
“I last raced a front-wheel-drive car back in 2006 when I began my motorsport career in a Mini championship and adapting back again after racing Porsche, McLaren and Audi GT cars has taken some readjustment.
“I’m also excited to be contesting ‘sprint’ races again after recent years in longer distance, two-driver GT races.”
Practice around the 1.22-mile Brands “Indy” circuit is staged on Saturday (10am-10.40am and 12.40pm-1.20pm) with qualifying at 3.40pm–4.10pm for grid positions for Sunday’s opening race scheduled for 11.47am.
The second and third races start at 2.17pm and 5.02pm respectively. Rounds 1, 2 & 3 will be shown “live” on ITV4.