Sean HuytonWest Lancashire racer, Sean Huyton, secured his best result this season in the seventh and eighth rounds of the Ginetta Cars Texaco Havoline Championship at Snetterton last weekend.

The result helped 19-year-old consolidate fifth place in the championship, in his just first season of car racing.

The Aughton-based star, racing under the Academy Motorsport banner, qualified sixth and eighth for the two races, as he looked to continue his impressive form.

In the first race Sean clawed his way up to third place at the start, but as the cars bumped and jostled for position his radiator was damaged and he was forced to retire with a podium finish highly likely.

Sean’s luck in the second race vastly improved and he was soon involved in a four-way fight for the lead.

During the battle tyre wear over the first ten laps resulted in his pace suffering, but he battled to the line and finished just nine seconds behind the eventual winner; and just five seconds behind that elusive final podium place.

Sean said: “The first race was really disappointing but I channelled my emotions in a positive way and showed exactly what I could do in the second race.

“I was very close to getting a podium place, but I know it won’t be long before I get it.

“The car is feeling really good and I’ve learned some valuable lessons which I know will help me throughout the rest of the season.

“I’d like to thank all the people who came all the way to Norfolk for their uplifting and continued supporting.”

Academy Motorsport boss, Matt Nicoll-Jones, said: “Sean is a determined and quick driver, something he showed clearly today after suffering the race one retirement.

“It’ll be interesting to see just how close he can get to the podium in the next race.”

Sean’s next race will be at the new home of the British Grand Prix, Donnington Park on 18th and 19th July. Find out the Donnington race results first at