2012 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup champion Carl Breeze has confirmed his return to the series for 2014, joining series newcomers United Autosports as he bids to reclaim his title.
The move ends a long association between Breeze and Total Control Racing, the team that led him to the 2012 title and with whom he’s competed for the past five years.
It proved to be a tough title defence for Breeze in 2013, who despite six race wins and eight other podium finishes, was unable to truly take the fight to runaway victor Tom Ingram.
Breeze has a fantastic record in the championship though, finishing in the top two of the standings in each of the three runnings of the Supercup so far, and currently has seventeen category race wins to his name, three shy of former rival Tom Sharp’s record of twenty.
“It is with a heavy heart that I leave the TCR team, with whom I have driven for the past five years,” said Breeze. “However, my aim now is to take United Autosports to championship success and I look forward to working with my new team-mate Luke Davenport to try and deliver both drivers & teams championships.”
Breeze hopes that United Autosports’ established reputation will aid his career progression, while the team are delighted to have a former champion in their awning alongside Ginetta GT5 Challenge graduate Davenport.
“I’m working extremely hard to become a professional racing driver, and one of the added incentives of being with United Autosports is their career path with the team in the BTCC and sports cars respectively. I’m really excited to be driving for them this season,” added Breeze.
“Having Carl join the team shows the desire and commitment we have to succeed in this championship,” commented UA Team Owner Richard Dean. “Carl’s experience will also be a benefit to Luke in his first year who is showing immense promise, I expect them to work well together and I expect this to be a very strong series.”
Breeze is the fourth Ginetta champion to enter the Supercup this season, joining reigning G50 victor Sean Huyton and the last two Ginetta Junior champions, Harry Woodhead and Charlie Robertson.