Essex racer Lochlan Bearman described his latest race one his most intense as he finished second in the East Anglian Trophy.

The 13-year-old was competing at Kimbolton, with rounds six and seven of the Hunts Kart Racing Club Championship doubling up as the East Anglian Trophy.

Bearman emerged victorious in round seven of the Championship on Sunday but had been left frustrated by a sixth-place finish the previous day.

Speaking after Sunday’s victory, the youngster said: "That was one of the most intense races I’ve had. There was no way I could make a mistake and if I did I knew that I’d be sixth or seventh.

"Sunday was just so different to Saturday, so it’s really frustrating. Saturday cost me the chance to win the East Anglian Trophy."

Wet weather conditions had tampered with Bearman’s chances in round six, as his kart’s tyres failed to deal with the conditions sufficiently.

After a third-place finish in Saturday’s qualifying round, which Bearman described as "like being on ice", the talented racer could only secure third in heat one.

Another third-place finish followed in the pre-final, before radical changes to his kart actually worsened the driver’s chances as he finished down in sixth for the final.

There were, though, dryer conditions on Sunday and Bearman thrived, starting the day well with a win in qualifying to start in pole for heat one.

Another victory was secured before the pre-final saw Bearman start well but slip to fifth. But, gathering his composure, the teenager moved to fourth to start the final fourth on the grid.

The final was to be an epic race, with Bearman not letting a fourth-place grid position hold him back. He took the lead in lap eight and held on to take victory after lap 15.

The win increased his lead in the Hunts Kart Championship with five wins to go as he was also named runner-up in the East Anglian Trophy.