G50: Series Knockhill preview

Tight at the top of the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup Just 13 points split Carl Breeze and Frank Wrathall in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup with nine races to go. It's wide open as teh teams head to Knockhill this weekend. When Carl Breeze and Frank...

Tight at the top of the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup

Just 13 points split Carl Breeze and Frank Wrathall in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup with nine races to go. It's wide open as teh teams head to Knockhill this weekend.

When Carl Breeze and Frank Wrathall made contact at Silverstone, Wrathall's Dynojet car ended up in the gravel and Breeze (TCR) continued to the flag. With a zero to Frank and Breeze finishing sixth and taking 18 points, King's Lynn's Carl leads the championship by just 13 points.

Breeze may count himself fortunate to have survived the clash and to have a championship lead at all, but Breeze is a survivor: he's been a feature on the TOCA package since 2000 and knows how to win championships and how to score points. That he and Wrathall are so evenly-matched just adds to the drama and young Frank, far less experienced than Breeze, is doing a magnificent job to maintain the pressure on Breeze for the title. Midseason it looked as though Wrathall's challenge was fading a little but his robust move to snatch the lead in Silverstone's opening race was proof that he is up to the task. That secured his fifth win of the year - and he's had another two maximum points hauls thanks to race winner Rob Huff being ineligible for points at Thruxton as a guest driver. When you consider that both drivers have scored over 500 points, a gap of 13 is the equivalent of loose change!

But there's more to the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup than just Breeze and Wrathall. There's recent winner Benji Hetherington (Century Motorsport) who benefitted from the Breeze/Wrathall clash at Silverstone to take his maiden win; Tom Sharp (IDL) who did a double at Croft and Adam Morgan (Dynojet) who was also a winner in North Yorkshire.

Then there are other cameos to look for as Freddie (brother of Benji) Hetherington is improving all the time in his Century Motorsport car while Chris Dittman is quick if unlucky. A broken driveshaft sidelined his Chris Dittman Racing-run car at Silverstone after he'd qualified on pole.

And don't ignore the Chairman's Cup, aimed at the over 40s. Colin White (CWS) is the man to beat but Cheshire driver Tony Hughes (Speedworks) is getting faster all the time and may give the Glastonbury driver a hard time here. Mind you, just spare a thought for White and his team: Glastonbury to Knockhill works out at 443 miles, each way. That's commitment for you!

Qualifying for the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup takes place on Saturday September 4th at 11:00 with race one over 16 laps at 16:35. Sunday's races, both over 24 laps, are at 09:00 and 14:50.

-source: ginettacars

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Series General
Drivers Colin White , Carl Breeze , Tony Hughes , Frank Wrathall , Adam Morgan