Breeze Closes On Sharp: Davies Takes G50 Title

Carl Breeze has closed the gap at the top of the 2012 Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup to just two points with victory in Round 24 at Silverstone, while second place in class was enough to finally secure Mark Davies the Ginetta G50 Cup title.

With the result from the weekend’s earlier race setting the grid for race two, Andrew Richardson started from pole position, though it was Breeze who got the jump to lead onto the opening lap, with Richardson dropping into second ahead of Tom Sharp and Jake Hill.

As Breeze looked to forge a gap at the front, Richardson was soon seeing a lot of orange in his mirrors, with championship leader Sharp forcing his way past to take second into Brooklands on lap seven.

Richardson lost further ground a lap later, with Hill taking third at Maggotts, while having troubles behind was Tom Ingram in fifth, the KX Akademy-backed driver receiving a five second penalty for exceeding the track limits.

As Breeze pulled out a two second lead over Sharp at the front, Hill started to come under pressure from a resurgent Richardson. He made a move at Maggotts on lap 22, however the Richardson Racing driver overcooked it, allowing Ingram to slide inside him to take fourth.

Ahead, Breeze cruised to the line to take his fifth win of the season by 1.6s from Sharp, with Hill completing the podium in his Tollbar Racing with WIRED G55. Ingram took fourth on the road, but his penalty dropped him to fifth behind Richardson.

Colin White completed the top six, while Fergus Walkinshaw emerged from a great battle with Hunter Abbott in seventh, with Marcus Hoggarth finishing ninth behind Abbott.

In the G50 class, Davies led from lights to flag on the road, however a five second penalty for exceeding track limits dropped him to second in class, with Declan Jones inheriting his first class win in tenth overall.

Second was enough for Davies to finally take the title, with Reece Somerfield completing the class podium in thirteenth overall, crossing the line behind the G55 of Freddie Hetherington after he span early on.

Mark Davies And The Richardson Racing Team Celebrate His Title Win – Photo Credit: Simon Paice