Carl keeps his feet on the ground

Even though Carl Breeze left Snetterton at the weekend with an extended lead in the Ginetta Supercup title race the local racer is still cautious.

'It's another weekend down when I have been able to maintain or increase my points lead,' explained the King's Lynn racer.

'I have approached this year differently, having won more races and been on the podium more times than anyone else last year and still not winning the title.'

The tricky little track at Knockhill in Scotland is the next stop off for the sportscar series and Breeze was competitive there last year.

'It was going okay until I put it in the gravel, which was my fault. I just have to cut out the errors and see what happens.'

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Rockingham and Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit follows, with the latter another track the local racer has good memories of, while the season ends at Silverstone.

The prize Breeze is after is a season in the British Touring Car Championship for the title winner. 'You still have to pay for tyres, insurance and accident excess but it's my best opportunity to return to the series,' he said.

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What makes the prize even more desirable is the pace of last year's Ginetta champion Frank Wrathall who ran a very competitive third in race two at Snetterton, until his engine overheated after radiator damage, in one of the New Generation Touring Cars which the prize will be based upon.

'Second place in the cut and thrust of the race is all right, but it could easily have been two wins,' said TJ Motorsport's Trevor Griffiths as the curtain came down on the BTCC weekend at Snetterton.

The Besthorpe Ginetta Junior team had looked in a strong position after Saturday morning's free practice session with drivers George Gamble and Brad Bailey leading the way with Sennan Fielding back in sixth place.

However the trio disappointed in qualifying with Gamble leading his team mates to sixth, seventh and eighth on the grid.

Gamble made a storming start to the opening race to lead after the opening lap before disaster stuck and he fell to the back of the field before recovering to 11th place.

That left Bailey in eighth place as the best of the trio while Fielding ended up right behind Gamble.

In race two Gamble was in the thick of the leading action and dived inside of the race leader entering the Montreal hairpin on the final lap.

Leading down the Bentley Straight Charlie Robertson eased alongside and when the two collided at Brundle the closely following Seb Morris stole by to snatch victory away from Gamble.

Seventh placed Fielding had Bailey in his wheel tracks as the pair crossed the finishing line to keep the local squad in the hunt to retain the teams' title.

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