Brands Hatch GP circuit is all that stands between three drivers and the 2012 Ginetta GT Supercup championship title, as a season’s efforts all come down to three sprint races for Tom Sharp, Carl Breeze and Tom Ingram.
Sharp has enjoyed an impressive 2012 season; having led the championship since the first round and winning eight of the first nine races. However, only managing one podium finish over the past seven races has allowed his championship rivals to take chunks out of the IDL UK drivers once 100 plus point lead.
He said; “We’ve lead the championship all the way from the very first race of the season. Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit has always been my favourite track and hopefully it will be home to my first championship win, fingers crossed!”
Sharp’s biggest championship rival comes in the form of Carl Breeze, who has notched up fourteen podium finishes across the past fifteen races, with five of those being overall race wins – seeing him just two points adrift of series leader Sharp heading into the final weekend.
Breeze said; "We have a great winning record from the GP circuit with four wins in the last two years, I'm very confident we can continue this run this weekend and, championship-wise, we will give it our best shot! After being so far behind initially, we don't feel any pressure heading into this meeting as we are very strong at this point in the season."
The wildcard in the title fight is double Ginetta champion Tom Ingram (Junior 2010, G50 Cup 2011) who will need a perfect weekend’s racing to be in with a shot at his third crown, but nevertheless, he still has an outside chance.
Ingram said; “Silverstone was a frustrating weekend, with the sole saving grace being that there were only two races rather than three, but this isn’t over yet and we’ll come out fighting at Brands, We will bounce back. It’s going to be tough whichever way you look at it, but we’ve just got to go there targeting three wins and then at the end of the day, we’ll see if that’s enough. “
Having his first win of 2012 now under his belt, Andrew Richardson will be defending fourth place in the championship from closest rivals Colin White and Hunter Abbott, but with an incredible 2012 performance from KX Akademy finalist Jake Hill - who missed the first nine rounds of the series – the Tollbar Racing with WIRED driver has the potential to take the place.
In the G50 class, the top three have all but been decided, with Mark Davies having won the series title at Silverstone - handing Richardson Racing the Team Championship in the process – with Rob Gaffney the runner-up and Reece Somerfield in third.
Other drivers to keep your eye on this weekend are Declan Jones, who brought home his first win of the season at Silverstone, and Harry Cockill, who joined the series at Rockingham, landing himself a podium in his second race.
With just three races and 38 laps of the Brands Hatch GP circuit left to decide the 2012 Ginetta GT Supercup champion, the 109 points on offer have never been so important. Whilst Sharp and Breeze have it all to play for, Ingram’s outside chance could see any one of the trio leave Kent with the crown.