Three drivers head to Silverstone this weekend in with a crack at the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup title. For Carl Breeze, Tom Sharp and Adam Morgan it is a crucial weekend.
After two wins for Carl Breeze (TCR) and one for Adam Morgan (Ciceley Racing) at Brands Hatch, the pendulum has swung back in favour of King’s Lynn-based Breeze in a championship contest that has been a nail-biter all season. The Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup, the first year of pitching the new 3.7-litre G55s against the 3500cc G50s, has been a huge success with excellent racing across both classes. Tom Ingram secured the G50 crown at Brands Hatch, but Breeze, Morgan and Tom Sharp all come to Silverstone in with a chance of the title. Sharp can feel the man most deserving after a run of six wins at the start of the season, but Breeze has been around the block a few times and has used his experience to good effect – even when he hasn’t won, he has scored well.
Morgan, another multiple winner this season, has crept into contention for the championship, and he was helped at brands when contact between Freke and Sharp caused Tom (IDL) to go ff the road. Freke has been racking up the wins this season as well and while he is 48 points adrift of the championship leader Breeze, he still has a slim, but mathematical, chance of winning the title. However, he would need to win all the remaining races and for his rivals not to finish.
Predicting a champion is well-nigh impossible, but Breeze perhaps has the edge, if only because he has been racing for so much longer than his title rivals and knows what is required of him. All will be revealed on the all-action National circuit this weekend.
In the G50 division, Tom Ingram has taken the crown in his Plans Motorsport car. He was an ecstatic champion at Brands: "It’s absolutely phenomenal, I’m lost for words”, said Ingram, “It’s fantastic to win the championship. This isn’t only me, there are so many people behind the scenes I have to thank for making this year happen. It’s a huge team effort, massive thanks to Plans Motorsport and to all my family. All of us have given up so much to win this championship, we’ve been living off 12p supermarket meals for the past four months just so we can go racing. It’s such a family effort and such a team effort, it’s great everything has come together a round early – we’re going to celebrate now!”
But still looking for wins are Aaron Williamson and Jody Fannin who are covered by just 29 points and each is determined to end the season as the class runner-up.
Stand by for a dramatic weekend.
Qualifying for the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup takes place on Saturday October 15th at 10:50 with race one, over 24 laps, at 15:55. Race two is on Sunday at 10:10. You can see all Sunday’s action live on ITV4.