Photo: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

Glynn Geddie makes BTCC return in AmD MG

Former British GT Championship title winner Glynn Geddie will make a return to the BTCC grid this weekend at Rockingham after agreeing a deal to join the AmD team.

The 28-year-old will take over the MG6 GT that was raced by Ant Whorton-Eales as a one-off at Snetterton in what will be his first touring car outing since the corresponding meeting back in 2014 with United Autosports.

Geddie has enjoyed title success in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, British GT and the Dutch-based Supercar Challenge and most recently competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East alongside fellow BTCC racer Tom Oliphant – finishing fourth in the standings.

“I raced in the Middle East over the winter and have been looking at the options available for a programme since then,” he said. “I’d been speaking to Rory about the BTCC, and when the MG drive became available, it was at the right time for both my sponsors RAM Tubulars and I to try and sort a deal.

“I feel I have some unfinished business with the BTCC and it’s great to have a chance to return to the series. I know it will be a big learning curve as I haven’t raced a front-wheel drive car since my part-season in the Toyota, and I know it might take me a little longer to get back up to speed than if I was jumping into one of the rear-wheel drive sportscars I have raced for most of my career.

“Realistically, the Rockingham weekend will be a bit of a test for me ahead of a big weekend on home soil at Knockhill, but my aim is to work with Rory and the team to work my way forwards in each session and see how I get on.

“I’ve got to say thanks to Shaun and the team, as well as RCIB and AutoAid, for the chance to return to the BTCC, and I can’t wait to get started.”