Can Breeze storm past Wrathall? It's crunch time. The season-long duel between Frank Wrathall and Carl Breeze in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup comes down to the wire at Brands Hatch on October 9th/10th. With over 100 points still up for grabs...
Can Breeze storm past Wrathall?
It's crunch time. The season-long duel between Frank Wrathall and Carl Breeze in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup comes down to the wire at Brands Hatch on October 9th/10th.
With over 100 points still up for grabs over the course of the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup triple-header, the destiny of the 2010 title isn't yet decided but Dynojet's Frank Wrathall heads into the championship finale a very healthy 60 points ahead of rival Carl Breeze.
The Total Control Racing driver had a torrid time at Donington Park three weeks ago but he still managed to come through in the third of the weekend's races to seal a welcome podium. Even so, the points lost to Wrathall when taking into account the championship's double drop-score ruling mean the TOCA package mainstay has a major task on his hands to take the G50 Cup crown.
Wrathall and Breeze have been the category pace-setters all year, as made clear when looking at the points table which shows third-placed Ben Hetherington more than 120 points shy and the likes of fellow race winners Tom Sharp and Adam Morgan who are well over 200 points adrift of the leaders.
The two title protagonists have been racing very hard, but very fairly too, all season and with just three encounters remaining the utmost of respect will undoubtedly be shared once more as the championship reaches its conclusion.
Century Motorsport's Hetherington is keen to add to his victory tally though and having gained valuable experience at Brands Hatch a fortnight ago in the British GT Championship - albeit on the full GP circuit - he'll surely be a factor at the front in rounds 26, 27 and 28.
Dan Denis has become a man to watch in recent races as the former Caterham champion has bounced back from a sizeable accident at the start of the season and should be a pace-setter this weekend, while a man to watch will be this season's Clio Cup champion Dave Newsham. The Inverness-based racer will make his Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup debut and it will be fascinating to see how he squares up against the regulars.
In the Chairman's Cup class, the redoubtable Colin White has dominated in his CWS car but he hasn't had things completely all his own way with Tony Hughes (Speedworks) having tasted the winner's champagne and the Cheshire-based racer is likely to be on the ace of the man from Glastonbury.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday October 9th at 10.45 with race one, over 16 laps, starting at 15.05. On Sunday, both races will be over 24 laps and start at 10.40 and 16.05 respectively.