United Autosports’ Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup duo of Luke Davenport and Carl Breeze have both moved up the championship standings after sharing five top-six finishes during the second triple-header of the season at Donington Park.
Davenport provided the highlight of the weekend for the Yorkshire-based outfit, with a late gasp tyre switch before the final race paving dividends as he worked his way through to second at the finish, his second Supercup podium in his first six races.
Breeze had taken second on the road himself, but was given a five second penalty for exceeding track limits that dropped him to fifth. That was one of three top five finishes for the 2012 Supercup champion, and while frustrated to still not be matching the front-runners pace, the results got him a solid points haul on the board.
For Davenport, the podium was added to sixth and ninth places finishes, the latter coming after a cracked windscreen caused serious visibility issues in wet conditions. The former Ginetta GT5 Challenge racer now sits fourth in the championship, with Breeze seventh.
“Sunday’s wet race was a good learning experience considering it was the first time I’d raced such a big car in those conditions, but the third race really made the weekend for me,” said Davenport.
“Richard [Dean] made a last minute decision to start me on ‘slicks’ from the pit-lane like Carl that was the decisive factor. The team has done a great job in continually improving my car with every race.”
“I managed to record fourth place despite huge understeer in the opening race,” added Breeze. “I hadn’t driven this car in the rain but managed a good start into second by the first corner of Sunday’s opening race before getting tagged dropped me a few places.
“In race three, I managed to get up to second place by lap eight. Unfortunately I was given a five second penalty for abusing the track limits which dropped me to fifth in the results. It was good to finish all three races and move up the championship standings.”