Glynn Geddie will return to the British Touring Car Championship at Rockingham this weekend, partnering fellow Scot Rory Butcher in the second of AmD Tuning’s MG6 cars.
Geddie raced in the BTCC with United Autosports in 2014, before being dropped by the team for the final two events due to a drink-drive conviction.
Since then, Geddie has raced in the Middle East, competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2017 and 2018.
“I raced in the Middle East over the winter and have been looking at the options available for a programme since then,” said the 28-year-old, who will have to carry 45 kg of new entry ballast into race one this weekend. “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 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.”
Team Principal Shaun Hollamby is looking forward to having two Scots in one of his teams this weekend. Geddie replaces Ant Whorton-Eales, who stepped into the second MG at Snetterton to replace Tom Boardman, who was dropped by the team after the first half of the season.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Glynn to the team,” said Hollamby. “We’ve already shown this year that we have a strong car on our hands.
“Indeed, if it hadn’t been for an alternator failure in race one at Snetterton last time out, I believe that Rory Butcher could have had a couple of top tens.
“Rory is a friend of Glynn’s – everyone seems to know everyone in Scottish motorsport! And with rounds at Knockhill coming up on the calendar, this will be a great chance for Glynn to race in front of his home fans.”