Wisbech teenager George Russell gained fourth overall in the final round of the WSK Euro Series at Zuera (Spain) at the weekend.
In the heats he had one win and two seconds before finishing seventh. Then in the pre-final the 14-year-old finished runner-up to local racer Alex Palou.
The final was run in a temperature of 40 degrees and Russell had to start on the outside and encountered traffic problems early in the race to finish in sixth place with his engine set-up not quite right.
But mother Alison said: “You cannot win them all but it was good experience for George who will be competing in the KF3 World Cup at the same track in September.”
The previous week the double European champion enjoyed a successful weekend at the Glan-y-Gors circuit in north Wales, taking a double victory at the fourth round of the MSA British Championship.
Russell was on dominant form, taking a clean sweep of timed qualifying pole, two heat wins and two final wins to extend his title lead over nearest rival Alex Gill. The first of the two heats being run with slick tyres on a wet track, but that couldn’t ruffle Russell as he made it six final wins from eight races in the British series in 2012.
Team chief Jamie Croxford said: “George was very strong all weekend and his Intrepid chassis and his equipment worked very well. We’re still on course for the title.”
Russell said: “It was a great weekend in Wales and I really enjoyed the challenge of driving on slicks in the rain in the first heat. The weather was very changeable but the team worked hard, the equipment was good and I pushed hard to gain maximum points.
“Thanks to everyone who supported me, especially Forza Racing, my mechanic, Shane McFadden, Ole Haggard (One Engines).”