Three great wins by Carl Breeze at Snetterton have given him his second wind in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup as the championship heads to Knockhill this weekend.

A difficult weekend for championship leader Nathan Freke, couple with three wins for Carl Breeze on his home circuit, have thrown the Michelin Ginetta G50 Championship wide open. Freke struggled in Norfolk with mechanical dramas in his Century Motorsport-run car allowing TCR’s Breeze to put himself back into contention in the championship.  Arriving north of the Border, just 17 points split the two and with 11 races to run, it could be anyone’s title.

Breeze, remember, began the season style with a brace of wins at Brands Hatch and Thruxton before Freke got the hang of the G50 and banged in three wins at Donington Park. He followed that with a win in the sole race at Oulton which marked a turning point of Breeze’s season: a major accident in race two destroyed his car (and the ensuing race-stopping delay led to the cancellation of the race). Lee Brookes and the team at TCR did a grand job to have Carl back on the grid a fortnight later although he was forced to miss the third race. But the perfect weekend on home ground at Snetterton has turned the title race upside down.

A frustrated Freke needs to score wins at Knockhill to edge clear once again, while Frank Wrathall, a winner at Brands Hatch at the start of the season plus Croft in the summer, can’t be ignored either. Wrathall lies third, just 60 points away from Freke but drove a superb race at Snetterton to chase Breeze home and should be on the pace here, too.

Add in the rapid young-guns Tom Sharp and Fulvio Mussi plus Chris Dittman and there is plenty of great racing to be found in addition to those slugging it out for the title. Hampus Rydman has enjoyed some great fights with Joachim Ritter this season, while Colin White has been the pick of the bunch in the Chairman’s Cup for the over 40-year-olds. Mind you, former banger racer-turned-National Hot Rod multiple champion White has been in the wars a little this season and has given his team more than the occasional repair to do.

So get set for action. On a circuit like Knockhill there is no room for error and this weekend could be critical in deciding this season’s champion. Can Breeze storm ahead?

Qualifying begins at 11:50 on Saturday August 15 with race one (over 16 laps) starting at 15:20. Sunday’s races are both longer at 24 laps each and blast off at 09:55 and 14:00.