Breeze’s title hopes come to an end
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Carl Breeze's slim hopes of hanging on to his Ginetta GT Supercup crown were ended at Silverstone when Tom Ingram took a pair of victories to ensure that the King's Lynn racer was unable to better his score.
However the Bluechip supported driver was able to almost ensure second place in the championship by outscoring rival Matt Nicoll-Jones.
Breeze, who has been suffering from a hard to trace brake issue for the past few races, wasn't able to do better than tenth in qualifying which left him a lot to do in the opening event.
In the early laps Breeze battled with Rob Boston and Sean Huyton before he was able to make up places in the latter half of the event and jump from seventh to fifth on the final lap.
Breeze then started race two in his finishing position of fifth and made up a position on the opening lap and nipped by Boston for the final podium place with a third of the 20 lap race to run.
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With just three races left at the final round at Brands Hatch Breeze only needs a fourth place finish to secure the vice champion's position.
Richard Jenkins' ambition to lift the Locost championship crown took a dent at the latest rounds recently held at Silverstone.
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'Not a great weekend,' was how the Norwich racer described the event. 'I finished fifth in the first race when I had a misfire towards the end, just managing to hold off a couple cars who caught me up'.
It didn't get any better for the Allied Motorsport supported racer in his second event. 'Despite being in the lead group for the whole race, and leading for a few laps, I ended up finishing fourth, a missed gear change pushing me back on the last lap.'
Jenkins' championship hopes are now hanging by a thread as title rival Alistair Garrett managed to get a pair of second places to pull out a 14 point lead so the Norwich racer will need some better luck at Cadwell Park in the final races in the series.
Norwich's Matt Allison made a successful return to the sport with a podium position in his first Radical Sportcar race at the recent Silverstone event.
The former British GT Cup title holder and British Touring Car racer was making his sports car debut and it couldn't have got off to a much better start.
Sharing with Phil Board the pairing secured second place in the opening event and were only denied a repeat when Board picked up a 30 second penalty for a transgression.
However in the latest Donington Park races the Allison/Borad pairing endured a difficult time, retiring out of the first event having run in the top four in the early laps while in race two they finished in ninth place.