Reigning Ginetta G50 Champions Total Control Racing have today confirmed the signings of Carl Breeze and Joachim Ritter for the 2010 Campaign.
Breeze, who won 7 races en route to third in the Championship last year, is one of the more established names in British Motorsport, having made a name for himself in the BTCC before moving to the now defunct Seat Cupra Championship. Carl, who is from Kings Lynn actually started his career in single seaters, and won the 2001 Formula Renault UK Championship title.
Breeze started off the 2009 Michelin Ginetta G50 Championship as the driver to beat, having taken four wins from the opening six races, before a horrific accident in the second race of the weekend at Oulton Park, which wrote off Carl's car, having been hit, unsighted by another driver.
Carl was out at Croft a couple of weeks later, but had another massive accident in the weekends second race, which left him in a ploughed field on the outside of the track, near the Jim Clark esses.
Breeze then bounced back with 3 wins out of 3 at Snetterton, and after that, would only reach the podium on another 2 occasions.
Ritter, a businessman who resides in Switzerland, joined TCR after the opening rounds of the 2009 campaign, and as the season progressed came into his own, he took a top 5 finish along with another top 6 finish. Joachim also took 13 top 10 finishes en route to 11th overall.
Away from the G50's, Ritter has raced in a number of other British Championships, the Kumho BMW Championship, the Max-5 Championship and the Volkswagen Fun Cup.
The announcement of Breeze and Ritter allows Lee Brookes team fantastic continuity as they look to retain their Teams Championship as well as win the Drivers title. Brookes had this to say about the announcement: “It's tremendous news for us to welcome back Carl and Joachim for the coming season, we had a great first year in G50 Cup and we're planning for 2010 to be even stronger, It was a dream result for us to win the team championship at our first attempt but this year we hope to go one better by retaining that title and securing the driver's crown too.”
The announcement of Breeze and Ritter comes hot on the tails of the announcement of Mike Robinson and Sam Tordoff for the Clio side of the TCR operation. There are still available drives in both the TCR Clio squad and the G50 squad and are inviting interested drivers to get in touch.
The Michelin Ginetta G50 season starts on the 3rd and 4th April, at Thruxton in Hampshire.
Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography