Ginetta GT4 SuperCup championship leader Charlie Robertson and championship rival Andrew Watson have both expressed how wary they are of the growing threat from United Autosports driver Carl Breeze.
Breeze had a fantastic weekend at Croft. The seasoned driver took two wins in race one and two and a 2nd place in race three.
Breeze’s success helped move him within 39 points of Robertson, behind David Pittard (326) and Watson (325).
“Carl’s a very, very good driver,” said HHC Motorsport driver Robertson. “And obviously he’s got a lot of experience in this category so you can never count someone like him out.”
“He seems to have got his car sorted in the last two weekends at Oulton and here. He’ll come strong towards the end of the season I think.”
“But as long as I can keep getting the results or keep equalling him or bettering him, we should be able to be on top come the end of the season.”
Watson came in to the weekend at Croft ahead of Robertson in the championship but on a track he doesn’t enjoy, Watson fell to third behind race three winner Pittard.
The Douglas Motorsport driver spoke about how he aims to regain his lead in the championship, and how he plans to deal with the threat of Breeze.
“Oulton park and Croft are two we knew maybe we weren’t the strongest at,” said Watson. “Having them both one after another is hard. Meanwhile it’s Charlie’s home track and likewise United Autosports and Breeze were out testing here. We just didn’t get that chance.”
“Breeze has been racing in this championship since 2009, and obviously when it’s your fifth year in the championship you’re going to have to be winning some races.”
“There cars are good now (United Autosports) and they’ve got on top of them. I think they’ve had a bit of help from Ginetta with that one across the road from them in Leeds.”
“But it’s good for them to be fighting up the front, Carl’s a great driver and very hard to pass. Hopefully when we get to the second part of the season we will be qualifying ahead of him and we won’t see much of him.”
When the pair were asked who they thought would win this years championship though their reactions were very different.
“Me, well, I hope it’s me,” said a subdued Robertson. “There’s probably two or three people that I think are going to be up there come the end of the season so it’s hard to tell at the moment. We’ll only find out once the end of the season comes.”
Watson was a bit more confident in his views;
Me: “So, who is going to win the championship?”
Me: “As simple as that?”
The Ginetta GT4 SuperCup championship race certainly has a few twists and turns left in it . Can Robertson weather the storm till the end of the season? Or can a confident Watson bounce back after a poor weekend? We’ll have to wait and see.