TCR Take Podium From Tough Silverstone

Total Control Racing salvaged a podium finish from a tough weekend in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup at Silverstone.

Reigning champion Carl Breeze raced to his thirteenth podium finish of the season, however it wouldn’t be enough to maintain the defence of his crown, with two wins for chief rival Tom Ingram securing him the title.

The Kings Lynn-based racer battled from tenth on the grid to a sixth place finish in the opening race, before taking a hard-earned third place in race two.

Team-mate Mark Davies impressed in race two, battling from 22nd on the grid to ninth despite struggling with a down-on-power G55, the reigning G50 champion having retired from the opener with suspension damage.

Breeze and Davies were joined in the TCR camp for the weekend by WTCC racer Alex MacDowall. Making a guest appearance in the series to gain experience in rear-wheel drive cars, MacDowall produced two strong runs to finish ninth and eighth.

“It’s good to be on the podium with Carl but, as a team, we seemed to struggle a bit all weekend really,” said TCR’s Lee Brookes. “We’ve still got the on-going problem with Carl’s car, there’s something wrong which Ginetta hasn’t been able to identify – you need to go away testing to try and find the problem but we haven’t been able to do that, it all costs money. Carl raced well though.

“With Mark, he’s been struggling with the engine power and that unit has gone back to Ginetta to see what can be done. To take the finish he did in race two, from the back, was a really impressive effort. It was great working with Alex again, he did the weekend to learn the heel and toe with the rear-wheel drive. All in all, he did a good job on his first time in the G55.”