Racing driver Lochlan Bearman dropped to fourth in the Ford Fiesta Junior Championship after he finished last in both races in north Wales at the weekend.

With second place in the championship in sight, the 14-year-old, from Epping, came into the race with optimism after a great performance at Silverstone – where he got the fastest lap time in race two.

Bearman got off to a fast start in the practice on Friday and Saturday but it went downhill from there in qualifying when the teenager experienced a fault in his car which resulted in power loss, but he was still able to finish fourth.

His team thought they had rectified the problem it in time for race one but Bearman looked slow off the grid and fell behind.

Bearman pitted in both races with the same issue and, despite his team’s best efforts, the teenager had to race the rest of the weekend with the fault and finished last in the two races.

The Epping racer admitted it was a horrible experience but remains positive going into the last race of the season.

“This has been my worst experience so far in car racing. We looked to be in such a good position but it was all taken away and there was nothing I could do,” he said.

“It happens in racing but it is still incredibly hard to take and to lose both races has really damaged my championship position.”

Bearman will compete in the final meeting of the season at Brands Hatch on October 23.