Geddie steps away for the remainder of 2021 season on ‘personal reasons’

Team HARD Racing has confirmed Glynn Geddie will step away from the remainder of the 2021 BTCC season for ‘personal reasons’.

He returned to the BTCC during the latter part of the season last year with Team HARD.

After his performances, he joined the team full-time in 2021 with the arrival of the Cupra Leon amongst a four driver line-up.

In an official statement, he said:

“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.

“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.

“The team have been absolutely wonderful during my time here and I’ve met many people who I now value as my friends, they really are one big family and I hope to return one day and finish off what we started.

“The new Cupra Leon is an amazing piece of kit and whoever takes over from me is going to have a really enjoyable and competitive season. I’m gutted to be passing it on but sometimes things change in your life and as I say, priorities change.

“Thank you to Tony [Gilham – Managing Director] and the team for being so accommodating surrounding this situation.”

Naturally, Gilham echoes his best wishes and understanding to Geddie as they also part on good terms.

His 2021 campaign has been challenging so far with no points scored, and was notably part of the accident at Thruxton, so leaves Team HARD Racing with 21 races still to go.

The scout for a replacement driver is ongoing but will be announced ahead of Oulton Park at the beginning of next month.