BASINGSTOKE racer Chris Mohan will be hoping for more success on his home track of Thruxton this weekend.

The driver is racing in the Classic Sports Car Championship under the Turbo Tin Top Series this season.

He has had five podiums so far this season racing in his trusty Mk4 Golf GTI, which had success with in previous seasons racing in the Classic VW Cup Championship, where he won it outright and in the VAG Trophy Championship.

Mohan secured two of his podiums at the famous Spa-Francochamps which was his debut race at the circuit in Belgium.

Mohan said: "It was an awesome experience, and topped off by achieving a podium at such a famous and iconic circuit."

As the meeting was a European event it came under a number of banners such as Spa Summer Classic and Spa Summer Festival. This is a highly regarded and sought after race meeting and along with the British CSCC is attended by the Dutch, Belgium and Iberian race organisations in support of the prestigious SPA three hour endurance race.

Qualifying on the Friday was a busy process with a field of 69 cars and just under 100 drivers during the 30 minute session.

The Basingstoke driver was driving solo and qualified in a credible mid pack position of 36th overall, third in the race series and first in class.

Race one saw him finish 35th overall, second in series and first in class gave the Basingstoke driver a well earned visit to the podium.

Race two was the first race of the second day of the weekend, which was helpful for the British contingent with a long journey homewards and ferries to catch.

This was a highly enjoyable race with the Golf fighting for position with Porches, a Nissan Skyline and a variety of relatively high powered cars.

A gain of four positions was achieved before the pit stop on lap six.

Pit stops are a new thing to the CMR team and although doing well there is room for improvement with the technique and a requirement for more personnel to assist in gaining a faster turnaround.

A final position of 37th overall, fourth in series and first in class meant a repeat of a podium position was missed out on.

In his next outing at Brands Hatch Indy circuit, he qualified eighth out of 26 and ended up finishing seventh overall and first in his class.