Carl Breeze feels that Charlie Robertson already has one hand on the 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup title, as the former champion prepares to go “maximum attack” in the final two meetings of the season.
The United Autosports racer lost ground to Robertson in the standings last time out at Rockingham, a double win for the championship leader meaning he currently sits 48 points ahead with five races remaining.
Ginetta stalwart Breeze feels the pressure is now on Robertson and the in-form HHC Motorsport not to let it slip from their grasp.
“It’s Charlie’s to lose from here, he’s got one hand on the trophy at the moment. He may be feeling the nerves a bit, if he lets it slip now it’ll probably haunt him for the rest of his career,” said Breeze.
“HHC are a dominant force in every series they’re in at the moment, Formula 4, Ginetta Juniors, the Supercup, every driver is fighting for wins and they’ve hit gold with set-up in the Ginettas that we need to replicate.”
Getting the set-up right for his G55 is what Breeze feels will be the key if he is to take the title from Robertson, after struggling to match his adversary’s pace at Rockingham.
Robertson has taken six poles in eight meetings so far this season, and Breeze knows stopping him having this advantage is crucial.
“We weren’t a million miles away at Rockingham, but there’s so many quick drivers in this championship that one or two tenths off a lap can really put you on the backfoot,” he commented.
“We need to refocus now and try to get a more consistent set-up as we seem to be a bit up and down, one circuit we’re setting the pace and the next we’re struggling. As a team we need to rectify that and be on top from the start of the weekend.
“We’re not going to give up though, and its maximum attack for Silverstone and Brands Hatch.”
That doesn’t indicate a change in mentality for Breeze though, who admits he’s had to be going all out and taking risks throughout the season due to a pair of retirements on the opening meeting of the season at Brands.
“From the second round onwards I’ve been taking a lot of risks, because the two non-finishes at Brands effectively put me on the backfoot for the season straight away,” he explained.
“I can only go to Silverstone with the outlook of winning both races like we did at Knockhill.”