Carl Breeze is hoping to kickstart his 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup title challenge this weekend at Thruxton, the scene of a double victory for the 2012 Supercup champion twelve months ago.
A double retirement for the 34 year old on the opening weekend at Brands Hatch means he’s playing catch up in the title race already, though he got a solid points haul on the board with a trio of top five finishes last time out at Donington Park.
There was still frustration at Donington for the United Autosports driver though, as he finished second on the road in the final race, but a five second penalty for exceeding track limits cost him his first podium finish of the season.
After not enjoying the start to the season he’d hoped for, the King’s Lynn-based racer knows that if he is to challenge for the title this season, he needs to get onto the podium at least once this weekend in Hampshire.
“Thruxton is my favourite track in Britain,” said Breeze. “It’s an ‘old school’ kind of track where fortune favours the brave! The average lap speed is very high so it rewards a driver who is prepared to push the boundaries.
“Last season I scored two wins and a second there so I’m aiming for the same kind of success this time. The start of the season has been a little frustrating for me but if I harbor hopes of being in title contention I need to be scoring rostrum finishes consistently from now on.”