Record-Breaking Breeze Wins 100th Supercup Race


Carl Breeze has become the most successful driver in Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup history after breaking Tom Sharp’s all-time win record with his second victory of the weekend at Knockhill.

Victory in the second race of the weekend in Scotland was Breeze’s 21st in the category, and came in the championship’s milestone 100th race, a landmark Breeze also reached in the race.

Breeze started the race from pole position and a characteristic fast start for the 2012 Supercup champion saw him comfortably take his United Autosports G55 into Duffus Dip in the lead for the first time.

Championship leader Charlie Robertson was in close pursuit though, and the top two instantly broke away from the pack behind, with a two second gap to third forming by the end of the opening tour.

Breeze edged away in the opening half a dozen laps, extending his lead to a high of 1.1 seconds, but Robertson briefly rallied and set a couple of new fastest laps as he closed the gap to within eight tenths.

On lap twelve Breeze stamped his authority again though with a 51.925 second lap that proved to be the quickest of the race and a new Knockhill lap record for the championship

From there, Robertson was not able to get close enough to make a challenge for the lead and Breeze led him home to take his fifth win of the season, closing the gap at the top of the championship standings to 32 points in the process.

Behind, David Pittard grabbed third place from Will Burns on the opening lap and the SV Racing ace held the place until lap eight when a spin at Scotsman dropped him to fifth.

That ensured Burns was left with a fairly comfortable run to his fourth podium finish in the last six races, continuing his great run of nine consecutive top five finishes with Academy Motorsport.

Andrew Watson took fourth, the Irishman bouncing back from a tough end to the opening race of the weekend, while a great fight for fifth in the final few laps between Pittard and Luke Davenport ended with Pittard just edging out his former Ginetta GT5 Challenge rival by 0.095 seconds at the chequered flag.

Davenport had been battling early on with series returnee Fergus Walkinshaw, who ended up in a battle of the Scotsmen late on with newcomer Rory Bryant. Despite Bryant’s best efforts, Walkinshaw fended him off to take seventh to match his best result of the season so far.

Tom Oliphant was a frustrated ninth, a late night effort from the Century Motorsport team to repair his G55 after a collision with a wall in race one unfortunately not resulting in a charge through the field for the Snetterton race-winner.

Reece Somerfield slipped to tenth at the finish, the privateer having been battling Walkinshaw for a top eight finish for long periods of the race, while a distant last on the track was Dan Norris-Jones. Not making the start at all meanwhile was Jamie Orton, problems on the warm up lap forcing him into retirement in the pits.

Full race results can be found here.