Lochlan Bearman took the disappointment of engine failure to pick up a second-placed finish in his second race of the day in the Fiesta Junior Championship at Silverstone.

The 15-year-old qualified in second place and felt confident heading into race one.

Bearman made a sensible start and began chasing down the leader.

However, disaster struck as he headed along the back straight.

The teenager went for fourth gear and felt a bang - and found a bolt had failed which resulted in his retirement.

Bearman had to start race two from the back of the back but he was not going to let this restrain him.

A fast start saw him pass two cars before the first corner.

At the end of lap one, the Epping-based driver had climbed up to eighth.

And by the end of lap eight, Bearman was applying the pressure on the third-placed driver.

He soon moved up to second when he mad his move through Brooklands on the track and got to the inside at Luffield.

He crossed the finish line in second and within the first half of the race went from last to his finishing position. He was also awarded driver of the day as well as a podium finish.

Bearman said: “One of my team mates was leading and by the time I got into clean air he was too far away for me to catch, so I just focussed on driving cleanly and getting the car home. After the disappointment this felt like a win!”

The young racer is looking for support with tyres and race entries. If you can help email bearman.racing@gmail.com.