Snetterton proved to be a mixed weekend for local ace Carl Breeze in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, the former champion picking up a big haul of points with two podium finishes despite never being truly happy with the pace of his Ginetta.
The United Autosports racer headed into the meeting in confident mood having taken a double win at Croft last time out, and was hoping to continue a superb winning streak at Snetterton that stretched back to 2007.
A disappointing qualifying session made that look unlikely though, with Breeze not happy with the car’s handling as it took him to a fifth place grid start for the opening race.
With improvements made before the race, Breeze was able to make forward progress throughout and took third at the finish, before going one better in race two to make it sixty podium finishes in the Supercup.
In the final race, a strong start saw him sit second through the first couple of bends before contact with championship leader Charlie Robertson as they went through Palmer sent him back to ninth after a half spin.
The 2012 Supercup champion recovered well to claim fourth at the finish, and while the weekend’s results moved him up from fourth to second in the championship standings, he slipped further behind Robertson in the title battle.
“In terms of the championship and moving up from fourth to second in the standings, the weekend has been good despite the lack of outright pace,” said Breeze.
“I was pleased to come through from fifth on the grid to get on the rostrum again in Saturday’s opening race, which earned me a second row start for the first race on Sunday in which I finished second after a good start off the line.
“I was determined to go for the win in the third and final race which resulted in me getting pushed onto the grass on the opening lap, but I managed to claw back some places. It’s been good to get a solid points haul when the car’s not at its maximum like we had it at Croft and Oulton.”