Carl Breeze has to settle for twin success at Donington
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Having dominated the opening two races at Donington Park, Carl Breeze was robbed of a possible hat-trick when his Ginetta G55 became stranded in the pits with a broken transmission.
The King's Lynn racer, the reigning Ginetta GT Supercup champion, closed in on series leader Tom Ingram with a win in the opening event, having claimed pole position.
He repeated the feat in the second race but was denied the opportunity to make it a treble when a newly fitted driveshaft failed.
'Two great wins, but so cruel with a new shaft breaking as I'm confident we would have won,' said Breeze, winner of three races this season but who has also failed to score in two of the six races and is therefore down in fifth place in the championship.
Josh Files claimed two second places at the Leicestershire track, the venue for the latest races in the Renault Clio Cup. The Poringland racer was narrowly piped to pole position by Paul Rivett and the current champion maintained his narrow advantage in both races.
'I'm delighted to have finished second, if not slightly frustrated that I wasn't able to get past Rivett,' said Files after race one.
The second race looked to be Files' first win until the final lap. 'It's so disappointing to miss out by such a small margin because I was leading quite comfortably,' said Files.
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'I suffered with oversteer throughout the race and the car got away from me slightly out of the Old Hairpin on the last lap.'
Attleborough's Ollie Jackson endured a difficult day at Donington in the latest races in the British Touring Car Championship.
In the opening event Jackson just missed out on a point-scoring position finishing 16th having dropped two places from his starting position.
Race two saw Jackson pit mid race from 18th place with an electrical issue while the local racer worked his way up to 15th place before he retired his Toyota Avensis with oil cooler damage, possibly as a result of a collision with Frank Wrathall.
Will Goff made a happy return to the Porsche Carrera Cup with a double victory in the Pro-Am 2 category but the Dereham racer was made to work for the second victory by rival Peter Smallwood.
In the rush to the first corner Smallwood edged ahead of Goff but the Norfolk man was later able to nip ahead when Smallwood ran a little wide at Coppice.
James Abbott was joined on the Formula Ford grid by Fred Martin Dye in a similar Norfolk built Sinter with the former taking a best of seventh place in race three, having posted two ninth places in the previous two events.