Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship contenders Tom Oliphant and Carl Breeze have spoken to The Checkered Flag ahead of this weekend’s title decider at Brands Hatch GP.
Century Motorsport’s Oliphant currently holds a 49 point lead over HHC Motorsport’s Breeze on dropped scores heading into the final three races of the season, having outscored his title rival in both races at Silverstone last time out.
The championship leader is currently on a run of fifteen consecutive podium finishes, while Breeze kept his title challenge on track with a double win at Rockingham last month.
For Oliphant, it marks his first shot taking the Supercup title in his second full season in the series, while 2012 champion Breeze heads into the season finale in title contention for the fourth time in five years.
Here’s the top two’s thoughts ahead of the season finale:
Tom Oliphant: “I’m going to approach the meeting just like any other, go out, try to get pole position, win the first two races and see what happens from there. I’ve just got to focus on going there and doing the same job I usually do, not let the championship affect me.
“I’ve always liked Brands Hatch GP. I’ve been lucky enough to race in British GT around there in recent years, as it’s a unique circuit in that not many people race or test on it due to the noise issues, and we’ll be doing plenty of planning and preparation ahead of Friday practice so we can get the best out the car.
“It’s looking really positive for us, I’m in the driving seat and I’m looking forward to the weekend.”
Carl Breeze: “The championship is a long shot, we’ve had too many manufacturing faults this year which have cost us a lot of points. We’re 49 points behind heading to Brands and Tom’s got an extra life over us, as if he has a DNF he’ll get 22 points back on dropped scores.
“He’s pretty much going to need to have a complete disaster, similar to what I had last year, for us to beat him. I’m not going to give in by any means and we’ll be going there to get pole and win the first two races and see where we stand then, hopefully we can take it to the final race.
“It’s 95% certain he’ll win the championship, but stranger things have happened in the past.”