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Glynn Geddie to sit out remainder of 2021 BTCC season

Glynn Geddie has confirmed that he will not be able to take part in the remaining 2021 BTCC season due to personal reasons.

“It is with regret that I am leaving the BTCC and Team HARD. Racing, everyone has been amazing so far in our journey and we part company on good terms,” said Geddie.

“Unfortunately, my personal situation has drastically changed since I signed to drive for this year with Tony (Gilham) and Team HARD. Racing. I’ve started a new business and my lovely partner has just given birth to our first child, Jenson.

“My priorities, at least temporarily, have changed and my new commitments away from racing have meant that I can no longer fully focus on my racing which is affecting my ability to meet the targets that I set myself for this year.”

Geddie joined Team HARD ahead of the 2021 season and is placed 30th overall so far this season with a couple of 22nd finishes as his best result.

“This situation really is a tricky one to summarise,” said Tony Gilham, managing director of Team HARD.

“I’m so happy for Glynn, becoming a father is one of the best feelings in the world but it can completely change your lifestyle and priorities in life. Glynn has such a busy life from Motorsport and running multiple businesses, many of which involve him flying all over the world and the addition of a family was always going to prove too much.

“Naturally, I’m disappointed that Glynn’s time with us at Team HARD. Racing is up as he has been a valuable asset to our team this season, especially during the close season and developing the all new CUPRA Leon.

“We leave on good terms but now it’s time to search for a replacement driver that can help accelerate our development and deliver out on track from the get-go. The team is in a good place at the moment and the atmosphere in camp is electric, we are all focused on moving further up the field throughout this season.”

The team is yet to unveil details surrounding the replacement for Geddie, but ex-Team Hard racer Mike Bushell has recently indicated that he has been offered a drive.