United Autosports’ Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup duo Carl Breeze and Luke Davenport had contrasting fortunes in the latest rounds at Thruxton, with Breeze carding his first podium finishes of the year as Davenport struggled with tyre wear.
For Breeze, it was a best meeting of the season so far. A mega start from fifth on the grid in race one carried him to second, where he stayed to the end, a result he replicated in race two.
The 2012 Supercup champion ran second for a long period in race three, however tyre grip issues saw him slip to fifth at the finish. Those results have moved him up to fifth in the championship standings.
“It’s been a good weekend for the team and it was nice for me to get on the podium twice,” said Breeze. “I was less than a second behind the race one winner and finished second again in Saturday’s second race. “Tyre wear is a big issue at Thruxton and I struggled towards the end of Sunday’s race causing me to drop from second to fifth, but I was the second highest points scorer over the Thruxton weekend so I have to be happy.”
Davenport meanwhile qualified tenth, however used up a lot of his tyres in the process. This meant he faced an uphill struggle in the races, carding tenth, thirteenth and ninth place finishes, maintain his 100% points scoring run in the process.
“Thruxton proved to be a difficult weekend for me – all through my own doing,” added Davenport. “In qualifying I pressed too hard, too early which ‘grained’ my front tyres. That put me on the back foot for the three races. “It meant I had to try and adapt my driving style in the races due to the low, front end grip. On the positive side I have learned a lot again about the Ginetta over the two days, but must eradicate these costly errors in the future.”
The United Autosports team now sit third in the Team’s Championship, twenty points behind leaders Douglas Motorsport.