Carl Breeze has been awarded the victory in Round Eleven of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Oulton Park after on-the-road victor Jamie Orton was handed a post-race penalty for the manoeuvre that earned him the advantage.
The key moment of the race came on lap three, with Orton storming down the inside of his HHC Motorsport team-mate Breeze into the chicane. He wasn’t able to stop his Ginetta G55 though, taking to the grass before returning to the tarmac in the lead.
From there Orton edged clear to a lead of nearly three seconds at one stage before gearbox troubles forced him to back off in the latter stages, but post-race he was deemed to have gained an unfair advantage and was handed a 1.4 second penalty to switch the positions.
This gave Breeze, who had initially gained the lead when his team-mate ran wide at Old Hall on lap two, his 25th career Supercup victory and fourth success of the season, while right behind him at the flag was Tom Oliphant, who had put Breeze under immense pressure in the closing stages en-route to a sixth rostrum visit of the year.
Oliphant’s Century Motorsport team-mate Ollie Jackson completed his strongest weekend of the season so far with a second consecutive fourth place finish, the former BTCC racer having fended off the attentions of Michael Caine all race.
Caine himself had to defend from Reece Somerfield and Will Burns, the latter reaching a high of sixth after a stellar drive from fifteenth on the grid, however Somerfield regained his position on the penultimate lap at the hairpin.
Behind Burns, Bradley Smith, Mitchell Hale and Tom Wrigley completed the top ten ahead of AM class podium finishers Colin White, Ade Barwick and Connaire Finn, the latter having led the class until slipping back four laps from the end.
It proved to be a war of attrition in the early stages of the race, with both Paul Monahon and Callum Pointon retiring with mechanical issues before the action had even got underway, while Fraser Robertson and Osamu Kawashima were both ruled out after lap one contact. Chris Ingram was also an unclassified finisher, early mechanical gremlins forcing him to miss the first five laps.
Full race results can be found here.