Carl Breeze praised his United Autosports team and former outfit Total Control Racing after breaking Tom Sharp‘s GT4 Supercup record with win number 21 in his 100th Supercup race at Knockhill.
The 35-year-old made it two from two at the Fife circuit, marking his landmark 100th race in the series with a fantastic fourth victory of the season from lights-to-flag, ahead of main title rival Charlie Robertson.
Breeze has competed in every Supercup race so far in the championship’s history, and finally broke the wins record of former series rival Sharp with win number 21 – of whom he beat to the 2012 title.
The elated winner had plenty of praise for his current and former teams, and already has further achievements in his sights after his 97th podium finish overall in G50 and Supercup combined races since 2009.
“It’s fantastic”, Breeze told TCF afterwards. “Normally when you set an achievement then there’s one behind it that comes with it. It’s the 100th race, a new lap record and another win, plus that win means that I’ve now broken Tom Sharp’s record.
“It shows just what a fantastic time I’ve had in this series, not just with United Autosports but obviously a lot of that success came with TCR as well. Thanks to all the guys who have given me a car capable of winning races.
“It’s fantastic to get another win and make it 97 podiums – I’ve got to go for the 100th now!”
The double winner also closed the gap further to 32 points now adrift of HHC Motorsport‘s Robertson, and said that qualifying on pole position was the crucial moment.
“I’ve got to says thanks to the team for giving me a brilliant car; to look back on the weekend, getting pole position in qualifying on the last lap was crucial”, he added.
“I managed to somehow get a lap out of a 20-lap-old tyre and put myself onto pole by 0.007s – that stopped Charlie’s run of five consecutive poles and put a bit of a dent in his confidence.”
Breeze starts sixth in the reverse-grid third race later on Sunday, where team-mate Luke Davenport will start on pole position.
Breeze commented on the second race victory and his potential hat-trick chances, saying: “The only worry that I had was when I was catching Norris-Jones. I was hoping I didn’t catch him in the infield section because Charlie never gave up. It was only about six or seven laps from the end that I really started to get good traction out of the hairpin.
“We just need to re-focus now and get ready for the third race; obviously starting from sixth there’s a lot of work to do, but if we can get a good start then that will maybe help me get Charlie off the line, and then if I can get a top five at least then it will have been a fantastic weekend for the championship.”