Breakell Racing Make Winning Start To 2021 Sports Prototype Cup
Breakell Racing have enjoyed a fantastic start to the 2021 Sports Prototype Cup, with Bradley Ellis taking a brilliant race victory and Andy Cummings adding a second place finish around the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on Saturday (29th May).
Following a fantastic campaign in the inaugural running of the Sports Prototype Cup last year, in which they were crowned champions with Alex Kapadia, the Lancashire team returned to the grid for 2021 determined to add more silverware to the collection.
The team fielded two Revolution A-Ones for the opening races of the season in the ‘Revolution Trophy’ class, with leading prototype racers Ellis and Cummings sharing one machine and Richard Wells taking control of the other following some impressive results during the 2020 campaign.
Ellis led the charge in qualifying on Saturday morning, finishing as the second quickest Revolution in the session. The former British GT champion then starred in the opening race, storming into the class lead on the first lap and holding it throughout for a richly deserved victory.
It was a big day for team-mate Cummings as he returned to competitive race action for the first time in three years, and he certainly made up for lost time with a brilliant drive behind the wheel of the #20 Revolution for the second race.
The 2014 Radical European Masters champion went on a charge from fifth on the grid, starting with gaining a place on the opening lap. He soon got into the podium positions and capped off his great drive by securing second in class, completing a double podium finish for the team.
Wells meanwhile was hot on Ellis’ heels in qualifying as he finished third fastest. The three-time podium finisher in 2020 was right in the thick of the action across the two races, with a strong showing seeing him kick off the new campaign with a pair of fifth place finishes.
James Breakell – Team Principal: “It was a fantastic start to the Sports Prototype Cup season for the team. I’m really pleased for Andy in particular, as he had a long time out of a race seat and did a fantastic job on his return. His drive through from fifth to second was a joy to watch.
“You know what you’re going to get from Bradley, he’s a top level driver and richly deserved the class victory. Luck was against Richard at points unfortunately, but he showed his pace in qualifying and got some solid results to build on in the next rounds. We’re heading to Portimao in Portugal next and it’s fair to say we are all really excited to go racing there again.”
Breakell Racing have a number of opportunities available for drivers to join them in the Sports Prototype this season and race a Revolution A-One; a carbon-fibre high-downforce prototype powered by a 3.7 litre V6 engine producing 390bhp.
The next round of the 2021 season sees the championship return to Portimao in Portugal for a second consecutive year (16-17 July), followed by a special weekend competing alongside Formula 1 at the Italian ‘temple of speed’, Monza (10-12 September).
Image from Oliver Read.