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Breakell Racing Win Seven From Seven With Spectacular G Fest Display


Breakell Racing produced a simply sensational run of seven wins from seven races during the inaugural G Fest event at Silverstone this past weekend (02-04 June) to firmly cement their status as the leading team in the Ginetta GT Championship paddock.


The bumper G Fest event saw Breakell Racing tackle no less than 13 races across the Ginetta GT Championship and Junior Championship over three days, with action on both the full Grand Prix circuit and the shorter National layout at Silverstone.


Friday was devoted to the GP track and the GT Championship action was utterly dominated by Ruben Hage. A phenomenal display saw him qualify on pole position and win all three of the races in dominant fashion, leading every single racing lap bar one through the day.


New recruit for the event Blake Angliss used his previous Ginetta GT4 SuperCup experience to run straight at the sharp end of the grid. Pulling off a stunning move on the last lap of his first race to finish third, he then followed Hage home in race three to complete a brilliant one-two finish for the team.


Angliss went on to be the class of the field on the National circuit over the weekend. Topping both qualifying sessions, he went on to lead every lap as he secured a clean sweep of lights-to-flag victories – finishing Breakell Racing’s incredible record of seven wins from seven races over the event.


One of those wins was part of an amazing one-two-three podium lockout for the Lancashire team, as Carl Garnett and Harley Haughton joined him on the podium. That result was the highlight of an incredibly consistent event for Garnett, who netted top six finishes in six of the races.


The team’s Nürburgring superstar Haughton meanwhile was a last-minute addition to the line-up for the weekend and produced a great display. Fighting through from seventh on the grid to a double podium finish on Saturday, he then followed Angliss home for a one-two in Sunday’s opener and was on course to do the same in the closer before he suffered a puncture.


Hage was unlucky not to add to his podium tally on the National circuit, in particular a puncture costing him second in one of the races, while Karim Sekkat joined his team-mates in taking silverware from G Fest as his great drives in the competitive GT5 Pro class included a third-place result.


James Breakell - Team Principal:“Wow! It’s hard to put in to words what this incredible week means to me and everyone in the team. All of the drivers have driven superbly out on track, whilst every single team member has worked incredibly hard to provide them the cars to do so.


“Ruben and Blake were absolutely incredible out there, both utterly dominating their days at the front. We know how good Harley is from the Nürburgring and he showed it again this weekend, while Carl and Karim both put in great performances too and deserved their silverware.


“Since we entered the Ginetta racing in 2021, we’ve been working tirelessly to establish ourselves as a leading team in the paddock and we’ve done that now. Seven wins in seven races on one event is unprecedented and we’ve reached a level of service and success now that we want to continue at."


Image from Jakob Ebrey Photography.

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