Brilliant King’s Lynn racer Breeze right back in the Ginetta title mix

Carl Breeze at Rockingham 6.9.15
Carl Breeze at Rockingham 6.9.15

Carl Breeze threw himself right back into the Ginetta GT4 Supercup title mix after picking up a pair of wins at Rockingham on Sunday.

Lynn race ace Breeze closed the gap on championship leader Tom Oliphant at the top to 57 points (37 points on dropped scores) with five rounds in the series to go.

It was almost a maximum-points haul for Breeze, who claimed extra points for the fastest laps in both races.

Breeze, who still has to race at Silverstone and the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch, said: “It was a fantastic weekend and everything went to plan, it was exactly what we needed.

“The car felt a lot better and it was the best I have driven for a long time in both races.

“We’d been qualifying three tenths or more down in recent meetings, so we knew that after being within a tenth this weekend that we had a good chance in the races.”

In qualifying, Oliphant claimed pole position ahead of round 21, but it was a lightning start for Breeze which saw him slice into the lead as the cars headed into Deene for the first time.

It was a position which Breeze refused to relinquish.

Starting from pole position, the second race came easy to Breeze, who enjoyed his second dominant win of the weekend.

Behind him, Oliphant and Burns were going hard at it to finish best of the rest but Breeze was streets ahead of his rivals and didn’t care.

Breeze finished more than four seconds in front of Burns with Oliphant two-and-a-half seconds behind that.

“In the second race, I was pensive about the massive tyre wear around here and my tyres weren’t great after race one, but I was able to gap Tom and it was nice to see the lead going up on my pitboard,” said Breeze.

Breeze’s teammate Jamie Orton – who was in second place coming into the weekend – elected not to participate in Sunday’s races.

Century Motorsport lead the team standings with Breeze’s HHC Motorsport team in second place overall.

Five races now remain in the 2015 Ginetta GT4 SuperCup season, with rounds 23 and 24 taking place at the ‘home of British motorsport’, Silverstone in three weeks’ time during the weekend of September 26-27.

The final rounds of what has been a titanic title tussle will take place at Brands Hatch on October 10 -11.

“There’s still a lot to be done but hopefully we can have another purple patch again,” said Breeze.

“Tom has still got a buffer at the top of the standings but we will keep pushing as much as we can.”

Breeze thanks Bluechip, HHC Motorsport, Holbon Photography, Mr Snippers, Forma Exercise and Fitness, Graham and Leigh and @GPlummerMedia for their continued support.