Tom Sharp has retained the slenderest lead possible as he and veteran driver Carl Breeze go into the final round of the 2012 Ginetta GT Supercup LEVEL on 655 points. After a gruelling season, the VCARS Driver goes into Round Ten of the current season on top due to more first place finishes. The Brands Hatch meet in a fortnight’s time looks like being the most dramatic end to a Ginetta GT SuperCup season yet.
In Round Nine – Race 23, VCARS’ Tom Sharp finished fifth
Qualifying saw Richardson on pole and a strong start saw him lead for the first lap, until Jake Hill took over on lap two. By lap six, the leading trio (Richardson, Hill, Breeze) had run clear of the battling Sharp. Richardson’s retook the lead on 11, whilst Breeze cut and eventually second place around the outside of Copse on lap 13. Meanwhile, Sharp was working hard to pass Ingram an clinch fourth place. Two laps later and only 0.7 seconds separated Hill, Ingram and Sharp, whilst Richardson was 3.1 seconds ahead of Breeze. Race 23 – The eventual placings: 1 Richardson, 2 Breeze, 3 Hill 4 Ingram, 5 Sharp
In Round Nine – Race 24, VCARS Tom Sharp Sharp finished second
The second race saw Breeze take the lead from Richardson whilst Tom Sharp ploughed through the field from fifth place to take third by the end of lap one. On lap seven, Sharp found a way past Richardson for second place. Over the final laps of the race, Ingram worked his way into the Richardson and Hill battle, taking third place on the track from Hill on lap 22. As the flag dropped, Breeze took the win from Sharp. However, Sharp bravely retained the Championship lead going into Brands Hatch.
Race 24: The eventual placings: 1 Breeze 2 Sharp 3 Hill 4 Richardson 5 Ingram
Provisional points following Silverstone: 1 Tom Sharp 655 2 Carl Breeze 655 3 Tom Ingram 587 4 Andrew Richardson 418 5 Colin White 372 6 Hunter Abbott 348