Carl Breeze has expressed his delight after a perfect day of results in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Thruxton.
Breeze dominated qualifying by taking pole position by over half a second, a grid slot he converted into a pair of controlled lights to flag victories.
Those wins, coupled with a pair of fastest laps, make it three victories for the season after a success at Donington Park last time out, securing Breeze the championship lead for the first time this year.
“I came away from Donington Park really fired up, Jamie [Orton] got the last race win there and I came here fully determined to turn it around,” Breeze told TCF.
“I couldn’t have asked for any more from today, we’ve got the maximum points on offer and moved into the championship lead.”
For the 2012 Supercup champion, it’s been a real change of fortunes from his start to the season last year, when despite a double podium finish at Thruxton he was over sixty points shy of the championship lead leaving Hampshire.
The difference in season starts is highlighted by the fact that Breeze has already accrued 99 more championship points than he had after Round Eight last year
“It’s fantastic how the season is going so far,” he enthused. “The Bluechip car is really strong, I’ve got a great team behind me and some fast team-mates alongside me.
“This championship’s a long haul though, I’ve said before that the title has been won in the past with an average of seventy points per round. I’ve beaten that already this weekend, so I’m looking to add to it as much as possible tomorrow.”
Breeze selected fourth place in the reverse grid draw for race three tomorrow (10th May), and has his sights set on a top six finish in the final race, in which tyre wear is usually a big factor at Thruxton.
“I start the third race from fourth on the grid, so I’ve got to try and keep the car on the tarmac, as we all know that here at Thruxton in the final few laps of the last race you can be down to the canvas and hanging on for dear life,” Breeze concluded.
“In that race, I tried to keep the car smooth around the fast part of the circuit and I think we did a fairly good job of looking after the tyres, so I think we’ll be strong and hopefully get a good top six result from what I think will be an interesting race.”