Glynn Geddie will return to the British Touring Car Championship with Team HARD for the final two rounds of the championship at Snetterton and Brands Hatch, partnering Jack Goff in the team.
Geddie, 30, made his BTCC début back in 2004 when he competed with United Autosports for most of the season, until he was dropped by the team when he was charged with drink driving.
The Scot didn’t race full-season for several years, although in 2018 he made a return to the BTCC for two events with AmD late in the year, scoring a best result of 15th in the team’s ageing MG6.
Last year he took part in the British GT Championship with Team Parker Racing, scoring a best result of second at Snetterton in the team’s Bentley Continental GT3.
The 2011 British GT Champion will race a Volkswagen CC at Snetterton and Brands Hatch to conclude the 2020 season, taking over the car previously raced by Ollie Brown, Tom Onslow-Cole and Mike Bushell.
“I’m excited to be re-joining the BTCC circus after 18 months away from the sport,” said Geddie. “During that time, I’ve done a lot of GT racing in Bentleys and Lamborghinis which are all rear-wheel drive so I’m under no illusion that the front-wheel drive Volkswagen CC is going to take some getting used to.
“The car has shown flashes of pace this season and I’m sure with the help of Jack and Nic [Hamilton] I will be able to get on the pace quickly and help the team secure more points finishes in the CC’s final few events.
“I must say it’s going to be a bit surreal competing in the biggest championship in the country with no fans present, they really help make the BTCC what it is. They will be missed but I’ll be giving it everything to put on a show for them all at home!”
Tony Gilham, Managing Director of Team HARD Racing, believes Geddie’s varied racing experience will help him adapt quickly to the car.
“It’s great to have Glynn with us for the remainder of the season,” said Gilham. “He’s a very fast driver and proved he belongs in the BTCC in both 2014 and 2018.
“Glynn has driven an array of different race cars and has always been on the pace, to be able to adapt to new machines so quickly is a skill that in my opinion can’t be taught.
“I actually drove against Glynn in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2008-2010 so we’ve known each other for some time now and have had many battles on track together which is another reason why I know he’s going to do a great job in the Volkswagen CC.
“Let’s see what Glynn and the team can do in the final six races of the season as we all start looking to a new era for the team in 2021!”