Charlie Robertson feels his stunning move around the outside of Carl Breeze at Brooklands in the opening race at Silverstone has shown his adversary that he’s not going to sit back and wait for the championship to come to him.
The Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup points leader fell behind his title rival on the opening lap of the race, and went on to run behind him in fourth for the majority of the race.
Feeling Breeze was struggling under braking into left hander Brooklands though, Robertson lined him up and made a great move stick five laps from the end to take the podium spot.
Ahead of the weekend, Breeze told The Checkered Flag that he felt it was Charlie’s title to lose, and Robertson says the move is a statement to Breeze that he won’t make it easy for the Ginetta stalwart to gain points in the title race.
“Coming into this weekend Carl [Breeze] said that I was the favourite for the championship and that I had one hand on the trophy, so I had to demonstrate that I wasn’t going to sit back and let him control things,” Robertson told TCF.
“The best form of defence is attack in my mind, and that move may have struck a chord and shown that I will fight for things. It was quite a really good move too around the outside at Brooklands, it’s quite a common move in single-seaters but to pull it off in a GT car is pretty good, I’m pleased with it.”
Robertson’s sixteenth podium finish of the year means that the HHC Motorsport racer now holds a thirty point lead over Breeze with four races remaining, starting with the second Silverstone race this afternoon.