G50: Series Silverstone preview

Breezing away in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup Carl Breeze is using his many years of experience to good use in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup, as the championship heads to Silverstone this weekend. Breeze (King's Lynn) is beginning to assert ...

Breezing away in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup

Carl Breeze is using his many years of experience to good use in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup, as the championship heads to Silverstone this weekend.

Breeze (King's Lynn) is beginning to assert himself in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup, with seven wins in 17 races and an advantage of 18 points over his nearest rival. It isn't a massive gap, but every little helps in the competitive world of Ginetta racing. Breeze, who was racing in single-seaters on the TOCA package over a decade ago, has learnt many a trick over the years and is putting that to good use as he tries to clinch the crown, his nearest rival Frank Wrathall being much less experienced - he only began car racing in 2007!

Breeze didn't score his first win until round five at Rockingham (the first three races all falling to guest driver Rob Huff) but since then he has rarely been off the podium. Any ghosts from last year (like his accident at Oulton Park and duff tyre choice here) look to be well and truly laid to rest.

While Breeze (TCR) wins and racks up points, the pressure is on the Dynojet-run Wrathall. Young Frank, whose dad Frank senior is a successful former sidecar racer-turned engine wizard, won the third race at Snetterton to bring himself a little closer to Breeze but he needs to win a few more races to narrow the gap. Easier said than done when you add in his team-mate Adam Morgan who won at Croft and Tom Sharp (IDL) who scored two wins in North Yorkshire. It means that as the championship becomes more competitive it becomes harder for Wrathall to maintain a place in the top two of every race.

The championship battle is very much between Breeze and Wrathall but behind them come individual battles, both for points and race places. Sharp and Morgan should be in the mix this weekend, as should the Hetherington brothers, Ben and Freddie, in their Century Motorsport cars. Aaron Williamson (Peterborough Waste Management/FML) has recovered well from a pre-race crash at Oulton Park and took a fourth at Snetterton which gave his confidence a boost, while Mark Davies (the reigning Ginetta G20 champion) has been closer to the pace of late as well.

Add in the Chairman's Cup for the over 40s, where multiple Hot Rod champion Colin White takes on Tony Hughes, and there is no shortage of great racing.

The question is: can Wrathall close the gap to the championship leader or has Breeze got his second wind?

Qualifying for the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup takes place at 10.45 on Saturday August 21st with the first 22-lap race that afternoon at 15.40. Race two, also over 22 laps, takes place at 10.10 on Sunday morning.

-source: ginettacars.com

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Series General
Drivers Colin White , Carl Breeze , Rob Huff , Tony Hughes , Frank Wrathall , Adam Morgan
Teams Williams