Carl Breeze leads the way. Picture: Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Carl Breeze’s lead at the top of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup table was pulled back by 11 points at the latest rounds at Croft, near Middlesbrough.

But the King’s Lynn racer remains 22 points clear, despite starting the first race at the back of the grid and completing only one lap of the third race.

The championship leader stormed from last on the grid to fifth place on the first lap of the opening round at the North Yorkshire circuit and his third and fourth laps were the quickest two of the race.

He eventually finished in fourth place to secure 23 points.

Race two saw Breeze up with the leaders throughout but he faced a tough task to hold on to third place after a determined late dash from Ollie Jackson.

News soon came through that Breeze had been promoted to second place after his closest rival in the title race, Jamie Orton, had been penalised by 27 seconds after an overzealous move on Michael Caine. That dropped him from second place to seventh, shedding 14 points in the process.

Breeze’s weekend ended early in his final race when he retired after the opening lap.

Orton finished fourth, to add to his opening race third place, bringing him a total of 64 points from the weekend, just 13 more than Breeze.

Tom Oliphant proved to be the weekend’s top driver, gaining 99 points from two wins and a third place to close the gap on the top two in the overall standings as the championship reaches the halfway stage.

The drivers now enjoy a summer break before the next gathering at Snetterton in six weeks’ time before moving on to Knockhill, Rockingham, Silverstone and a second visit of the season to Brands Hatch for the final rounds.

Provisional points tally after 14 rounds: 1 Carl Breeze 390, 2 Jamie Orton 368, 3 Tom Oliphant 354, 4 Michael Caine 299, 5 Will Burns 265, 6 Reece Somerfield 264, 7 Ollie Jackson 238, 8 Tom Wrigley 199, 9 Bradley Smith 180, 10 Mitchell Hale 124.