Team Hard reveals Geddie as second Cupra driver for 2021 BTCC season

British Touring Car Championship fan favourite Team Hard has confirmed its second driver for the 2021 season, just a few days after its first

Team Hard reveals Geddie as second Cupra driver for 2021 BTCC season

Scot Glynn Geddie, who contested the final two rounds of the 2020 season with the squad, will join Jack Goff in the team's line-up of Cupra Leons.

The Cupras are the team's new project and are currently in the build process to replace the venerable Volkswagen CC, which Hard pensioned off at the end of this season.

Geddie, 30, made his name in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and in the British GT Championship, before becoming a BTCC rookie in 2014 with the United Autosports Toyota Avensis squad.

But, after several points-scoring finishes, he parted ways with the team while awaiting trial for a drink-driving offence, for which he was subsequently convicted.

Geddie returned to the BTCC for two rounds in 2018 with an AmD Tuning MG6, before his cameo appearance this year in Hard's VW.

"I'm really looking forward to competing in the BTCC for a whole campaign for the first time in 2021," said Geddie.

"Joining up with Tony [Gilham, Hard boss] and the team at the back end of the 2020 season was a great experience, and it was nice to dip my toe back into some close, wheel-to-wheel racing after spending the last few seasons in the GT discipline.

"I surprised myself actually. I thought it would take me a bit longer to get back into the swing of extracting the maximum out of front-wheel-drive machinery, but testament to my team-mate and engineer who helped provide me with a stable platform to build on.

"To score points on my return to the series was a great result and one I'm extremely proud of.

"When Tony spoke to me about the team's plans with the Cupra Leon it was impossible to not get excited and want to be involved.

"This team has big ambitions and I'm delighted to be on board to help develop not only their new car, but also the next chapter of their motorsport journey."

Gilham said: "Glynn was a brilliant asset to the team at the back end of the 2020 season and really gave Jack a run for his money, despite having not raced in a front-wheel-drive car for a few years.

"It's invaluable to have two drivers who are closely matched, which allows them to work together to move through the pack, and Glynn's pace out of the box was a major factor in our decision to offer him a drive in the all-new Cupra Leon for 2021.

"Both drivers will have an extensive testing plan before the season opener to allow us to provide them with a platform to extract the maximum from their new machinery from the get-go.

"I have full confidence in Glynn and I'm positive about his chances of securing the Jack Sears Trophy in 2021. Bring it on!"

shares
comments
Goff signs two-year deal to stay with Team Hard
Previous article

Goff signs two-year deal to stay with Team Hard

Next article

Taylor-Smith makes BTCC return in Team Hard Cupra

Taylor-Smith makes BTCC return in Team Hard Cupra
How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test Plus

How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test

Expectations were high for the start of the British Touring Car Championship’s hybrid power era, and despite nerves and problems to solve prior to its debut the new rules gained widespread approval. Here’s how the first test at Donington Park was passed and the thorough examinations that are to follow

BTCC
Apr 28, 2022
The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions Plus

The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions

Reigning BTCC champion Ash Sutton and Porsche Carrera Cup GB victor Dan Cammish form a potent line-up at the Motorbase-run NAPA Racing team as the series adopts hybrid power. With Sutton bringing the key components of his title-winning Laser Tools Racing set-up, and Cammish eager to prove a point on his return, their dynamic is set to be one of the season's major talking points

BTCC
Apr 21, 2022
The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on Plus

The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on

Veteran team manager Marvin Humphries and former Tech-Speed team boss has worked not only with stars of the British Touring Car Championship, but legends including Gil de Ferran, Hans Stuck and Tom Sneva in a long and varied career that has spanned five decades across tin-tops, single-seaters and sportscars

BTCC
Feb 4, 2022
The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star Plus

The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star

Having started out in club-level competitions alongside his own university engineering studies, Josh Cook's journey to becoming an established frontrunner in the British Touring Car Championship is atypical. But it's these experiences that have moulded the 30-year-old into a humble star, respected throughout the paddock

BTCC
Jan 12, 2022
Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021

A refresh in equipment and some returning faces helped contribute to a supremely competitive 2021 British Touring Car Championship campaign. Ash Sutton was crowned a three-time champion, successfully defending his 2020 title, but faced stiff competition in the final year before the switch to hybrid. Autosport picks out the best performers

BTCC
Nov 17, 2021
Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton Plus

Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton

Ballast will be gone from the BTCC next year as hybrid power enters the scene, but for its final season the maximum was increased from 60kg to 75kg. Despite having to carry that nearly all season, Ash Sutton was always the favourite to pocket a third title - the 27-year-old getting his reward for a season of speed tempered by savvy to nail his opportunities

BTCC
Nov 12, 2021
The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59 Plus

The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59

OPINION: It's not often that a driver achieves widespread affection for their personality, as well as their on-track performances. One such individual is Gabriele Tarquini, who will soon bring the curtain down on a remarkable career that has yielded touring car titles on the European and global stage - and, famously, in Britain too

BTCC
Nov 11, 2021
The making of the BTCC's newest superstar Plus

The making of the BTCC's newest superstar

Ash Sutton is on the verge of being crowned a three-time British Touring Car Champion; he seems to have it all. But life hasn't always been straightforward for this superstar of touring cars, as Marcus Simmons has been finding out

BTCC
Oct 21, 2021