Rounds 22, 23 & 24 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship staged on the Rockingham track proved hugely frustrating For United Autosports.
Aberdeenshire’s Glynn Geddie and team-mate James Cole qualified a disappointing 25th and 23rd on the 31-car grid. Another half a second would have put James just outside the top-10 while Glynn missed the final 10 minutes of the 30 minutes qualify session while stranded trackside on Saturday afternoon with an electronic fuel sensor gremlin.
Geddie was inside the top 20 in race one by lap five but lost places while struggling with the set-up, with Cole’s race ending with broken steering after contact with Chris Stockton on lap three. Race two lasted just a lap for Geddie before the driveshaft broke while Cole had to serve a drive-through penalty after lining up on the grid in the incorrect space and then suffered a mechanical problem.
Geddie was impressively up to 14th in race three from a grid position of 27th before contact caused retirement while Cole was again a victim of some over zealous driving by his rivals.
Commenting Glynn said, “Missing the last 10 minutes of qualifying was a nightmare which carried on into race day. I had no traction in the opening race, race two a driveshaft snapped while in race three, on soft tyres, things were going much better until I was hit causing me to retire.”