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Total Control Racing's Carl Breeze On Route To Victory - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography


Carl Breeze overcame early race leader and championship rival Nathan Freke to take victory in Round 21 of the 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup, the Total Control Racing driver cruising home for his fourth win of the season.

In qualifying, Breeze led the way, with George Murrells giving himself a superb front row start on his return to the series. Freke and Adam Morgan were next up, ahead of Tom Sharp, Freddie Hetherington and G50 frontrunners Tom Ingram and Andrew Richardson.

A fantastic start for Freke saw him storm into an early lead, with Breeze slotting into second. A disappointing getaway for Murrells saw him under pressure from behind, the Optimum Motorsport driver ending up slipping to fifth behind Morgan and championship leader Sharp.

Freke held the lead for the opening couple of laps, but a great run out of the final chicane saw Breeze get into his slipstream and draft past into the lead. Behind, a change for fifth place saw Hetherington get ahead of Murrells at Deene, with the latter coming under brief pressure from G50 leader Richardson.

As the race progressed, the front six began drifting apart, leaving all the action to take place between the G50 runners. Richardson held a comfortable lead early on, with the G55 of Colin White holding up second place Ingram, however the leaders pace soon began to drop off, bringing those behind into contention.

Once White had dispatched him, Richardson was left to defend from Ingram, with a sterling effort seeing him hold of the G50 points leader for multiple laps, despite being around three seconds off the pace. Ingram finally made his way past on the final lap at the Deene Hairpin, with Richardson left to defend from those behind for the final few corners.

His younger sister Louise Richardson had held third early on, however slight contact with Jake Hill sent her into the wall at Deene, instantly ending her race. Hill continued in third, followed closely by Jody Fannin, with the duo able to catch onto the tail of Ingram quickly, though neither were able to make any more progress.

Enjoying a comfortable run to victory ahead was Breeze, the former BTCC racer taking the win to move within three points at the top of the standings. Freke held second to take his eleventh podium in the last twelve races, with Morgan completing the podium. Sharp took fourth ahead of Hetherington, Murrells and White, with G50 winner Ingram eighth overall, his ninth class win of the year. Richardson held off Hill to take second, with Fannin next up ahead of Aaron Williamson and Lee Pattison.

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