Breeze is well placed going into the break

As the Ginetta G50 Sportscar Championship reached its half way point, at the conclusion of the three Croft races, Carl Breeze held a slender 14 point advantage over rival Frank Wrathall.

As the Ginetta G50 Sportscar Championship reached its half way point, at the conclusion of the three Croft races, Carl Breeze held a slender 14 point advantage over rival Frank Wrathall.

The three podium places may not have been what the King's Lynn racer would have wished for but critically he beat his rival on each occasion, to the advantage of 11 points.

'Although we haven't had the car quite as hooked-up as we would have liked this weekend, we have still had good pace and to score so many points is fantastic,' said Breeze after the final race. 'Heading into the summer break with a good lead in the championship is great, especially with my home event at Snetterton is coming next and I can't wait for that. I had a hat-trick of wins there last year and it would be fantastic to try and repeat that this time around.'

If that were the case then the local driver would be a hot favourite to secure the title, which he had looked set for last year until a massive mid-season crash.


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Unusually the local racer could only qualify his Bluechip supported racer on the third row but he was quickly into third place and with guest driver Stefan Hodgetts ahead of him, and not scoring championship points, Breeze settled down to keep Wrathall in check.

It was much the same task in race two but in the third Breeze, who briefly slipped to fifth place, fought back to once more beat his rival to stand on the podium.

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Louise Richardson again secured the Besthorpe based TJ Motorsport squad two podium places in the Ginetta Junior Championship but slipped further behind in the title chase.

Rival Jake Hill won both races in Yorkshire and has extended his lead over the Teenage Cancer Trust racer to 20 points at the half way point.

On the fourth lap of the opening race Richardson demoted Tom Ingram from second place at Tower Bend after setting the move up at the previous corner, which secure her a fifth trip to the podium this season.

Richardson's sixth podium place of the season was well earned as she ran in third place for the entire race just behind the battling Hill and Ingram.

The local teams' other racers, Jody Fannin and Tom Howard, could only finish in fifth and sixth places in both races.

Toftwood teenager Howard had finished ahead of his team-mate in the second race but was given a penalty by the race officials for gaining an unfair advantage during the race, which dropped him behind his colleague.

Attleborough's Jeremy Clark took up his Porsche Carrera Cup prize drive at the Yorkshire circuit but didn't make the impact he had last year on his home track of Snetterton. Clark started the first race in 20th place and made up a few positions before dropping back to 19th at the chequered flag. Race two followed a similar pattern with Clark ending up back in 20th at the finish.

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