LOCAL motor racing ace Glynn Geddie put his Porsche Carrera Cup woes behind him as he returned to the British GT in dramatic fashion.
The 22-year-old was back alongside his father Jim, and the reigning British GT Champions finished fifth in their first outing of the series this season in a race they could have won.
The father and son duo, in their Apex Tubulars backed McLaren MP4-12C, started out in 14th on the grid at Silverstone, the scene of their title triumph last year, following a problematic qualifying session.
However, the pair quickly battled through the field to lead the race for 10 laps before a team error saw them being hit with a drive through penalty that cost them 40 seconds and several places.
But they produced a strong finish to clinch a credible fifth placed finish amongst a strong line up.
“It was nice to enjoy a break away from the Carrera Cup and it was refreshing to be able to drive alongside my dad again,” said Glynn.
“We’ve obviously got fond memories of Silverstone so it was great to be back at track again in the British GT.
“However, we really should have won the overall race. Qualifying was difficult as the decided to go with the wrong set up and to be hit with a drive through penalty was harsh and disappointing.
“But we’re still relatively pleased with how we performed and on a personal note it was encouraging to come so close to a win particularly after a tough season for me so far.”
Glynn returns to Carrera Cup action at Rockingham later this month.