LOCAL motor racing ace Glynn Geddie’s Porsche Supercup jinx struck again when his Silverstone charge ended at just the third corner of the first lap at the weekend.
The Redline Racer’s radiator failed just seconds into the race following an incident on the track and his glory bid was over due to the mechanical malfunction.
It’s the second successive Supercup event where Apex Tubulars backed Geddie has been hit with a slice of bad luck.
His Monaco mission was marred by a puncture with just two laps remaining at the end of May when he was well placed in the field.
Geddie’s Silverstone weekend had looked so different as at one stage he was positioned second in qualifying before eventually having to settle for a respectable 14th on the grid.
“It was hugely frustrating being forced to retire without even being able to complete a single lap,” said Geddie.
“However, unfortunately in motorsport there’s just such a fine line between success and failure and I just have to accept that.
“Mechanical problems can blight even the best Formula 1 drivers and it’s an occupational hazard I need to be prepared to cope with.”
Geddie is back in Porsche Carrera Cup action at the beginning of August at Snetterton.