Race ace Breeze sets his sights on GT switch

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Lynn race ace Carl Breeze has his sights on a possible move into the British GT Championship for next season.

After finding himself at the forefront of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup over the last six years, Breeze feels the time is right to make the switch.

The high-profile racing series is based in the UK, although selected races do take place outside of the country at Nurburgring in Germany and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

“I’d like to try to get into the British GTs which are the longer endurance races where you have two drivers in a car,” admitted Breeze.

“It would be a big step up from the Ginetta’s if I could do it.

“They are all high-spec cars racing on the majority of UK circuits which I’ve competed on over the last 10 years.

“I would be driving cars which would four or five seconds a lap faster and a lot of the forumlas I have raced in have been one-make cars, but there are a lot more variables in British GTs.

“I’m looking around at the minute to see what opportunities there are out there.

“You have to have a rich gentleman driver, who puts pots of money in, who is matched up with a pro driver like myself.”

After finishing second in this season’s Ginetta Championship, Breeze confirmed himself as the most successful driver in Ginetta history.

His six years in the championship yielded 29 race wins and 119 podiums.

“I’m not going to totally close the book on Ginetta’s as it is a good support championship and the British Touring Car package is probably the best out there in terms of presitige, sponsorship and coverage,” said Breeze, who still feels he has a lot to offer the world of motorsport.

“A lot of drivers continue until their late 40s and I’m still in my early 30s so there’s still a lot of life left in me yet.

“If I felt or saw a decline in my performances or my passion wasn’t the same I wouldn’t waste the hard-earned cash of people who invest in me.

“I’m still as passionate and determined as ever and I wouldn’t be doing it each season if I wasn’t winning races.

“My record shows that I am, so there are no plans to hang up my crash helmet just yet.”

Reflecting on 2015, which saw Breeze finish second in the GT4 Supercup, the 36-year-old said: “I didn’t go into the last round expecting to win the championship if I’m honest.

“But I still went there trying to do everything I could and I was pleased to take the title race right down to the final day of the season.”

A torrid start to the second half of the campaign may have cost Breeze his title dream, but his eight wins and 18 podium places helped HHC Motorsport to the team title.

It also maintained his position at the top of the tree for his particular team.

He said: “For the tenth season running I was the top driver of my team.

“Competing against drivers of the calibre of Jamie Orton and Will Burns, who are both race winners themselves, it was very satisfying to finish ahead of them in the overall standings.”

Anyone who might be able to help Breeze with sponsorship next season can contact him at carl@breezecarl.wanadoo.co.uk