Carl Breeze made it two wins in two races at Donington Park with a hard-fought victory in Round Five of the 2013 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup.
The reigning champion led from lights to flag in Round Four yesterday and repeated the trick today, though once again he came under immense pressure from Tom Ingram throughout the race.
The front two very quickly broke away from the field behind, meaning Ingram could focus all his attention on trying to usurp the leader. Despite his best efforts though, Breeze was able to hold him off to make it three wins in the first five races.
Behind, a fantastic start propelled Matt Nicoll-Jones up from sixth on the grid into third by the exit of the first corner, with the Academy Motorsport driver soon heading a five-car train in the battle for the final podium position.
Nicoll-Jones’ main competition came from Pepe Massot and Rob Boston, the Spaniard holding fourth until lap thirteen, when Boston got his nose down the inside at McLeans, leaving Massot hung out to dry on the outside, losing out to Jamie Orton and Mark Davies in the progress.
This battling allowed Nicoll-Jones to have a clear run to the line for his fourth podium in the opening five races, with Boston taking fourth ahead of Orton and Massot, who passed Davies in the final couple of laps.
James Birch took eighth, while Andrew Watson took ninth after a fantastic battle with Reece Somerfield, the latter completing the top ten on his second race in a G55 ahead of Carl Boardley, the former Hot Rod world champion recovering well from an early spin, caused by contact from Birch.
In the G50 class, Sean Huyton took his second class victory of the season with a comfortable lights to flag win, with Ginetta works drivers Mike Simpson second and Dan Norris-Jones completing the class runner s in third.
Full race results can be found here: http://tsl-timing.com/toca/2013/131603g50.pdf