Wrathall and Breeze go head-to-head in Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup Frank Wrathall holds a nine-point advantage in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup as the series heads to Oulton Park this weekend. Frank Wrathall, with three wins to his credit, heads...
Wrathall and Breeze go head-to-head in Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup
Frank Wrathall holds a nine-point advantage in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup as the series heads to Oulton Park this weekend.
Frank Wrathall, with three wins to his credit, heads the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup as the series makes its annual visit to Oulton Park but is set for a tough time as he attempts to retain his championship lead. Carl Breeze, another three-time winner, is just nine points adrift and the two have been the benchmark drivers in the championship.
Both suffered misfortune in the last event at Brands Hatch: Wrathall missed a race when a fuel leak was discovered just moments before the cars took to the grid and he was forced to be a spectator. That meant he was reduced to starting the second race from the rear of the grid but he fought his way up to fourth place after an impressive drive. Breeze suffered an ignition relay gremlin in race three and had to battle his way from the pit lane to 13th place. It was hardly the dream result but it underlined Breeze's commitment to the championship. This is a title he wants to win.
With Wrathall and Breeze the class of the field, Ben Hetherington has positioned himself as the best of the rest and should be quick at his home circuit, while Chris Dittman has proved to be quick on occasions this season. Joachim Ritter is showing better pace than he did in 2009 and will be in the mix, as will Tom Sharp who has bagged a couple of podium finishes this season.
Extra interest this weekend will come from former Lotus Grand Prix racer Martin Donnelly who makes his Ginetta debut in the guest car and current Trofeo Abarth GB leader Charlie Butler-Henderson driving for the local Northwich-based Speedworks team.
Adam Morgan has been impressive in his rookie season, while the redoubtable Colin White heads the Chairman's Cup for the over 40s from Tony Hughes.
Last year's visit to Oulton ended in a wrecked car for Breeze: 12 months on, he'll be aiming for victories. Nothing less will do as he tries to overcome Wrathall in the championship battle.
Qualifying for the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup takes place at 11.20 on Saturday June 5 with race one, over 15 laps, starting at 16.30. Race two, on Sunday, is at 15.10 also over 15 laps.