ODIHAM teenage racer Louis Foster opened his British Formula Four season in superb fashion with a win in the second race of the opening meeting at Brands Hatch last weekend.

The 15-year-old qualified sixth for the first race on Saturday and on a wet track Foster (pictured above image:David Holland) struggled to find grip and came in seventh.

On Sunday, the second race saw Foster pick off the field and eventually had a titanic Double R battle with team mate Sebastian Alvarez for the final spot on the podium.

Running side by side for the duration of lap 17, Foster got down the inside of going around the final corner and the pair stayed side by side heading down the pit straight and into Paddock Hill Bend, Foster claimed the inside line to take the position.

The teenage looked set to cross the line in third, before on the final corner second placed Luke Browning sent leader Zane Maloney into the gravel trap.

So Foster finished second, but Browning was handed a time penalty, so the Odiham man inherited the race win.

Buoyed by his first race victory, Foster started the final race of the weekend fourth on the grid and in a drama less final race he came in fourth.

Reflecting on his opening weekend of the season, the Lord Wandsworth College pupil said: "Overall, a really positive weekend. Taking my first win in only my second race is a fantastic feeling and is the perfect way to kick the year off. I struggled on Saturday, in qualifying and the first race in the wet conditions, but came back on Sunday looking to put that right and did that."

His next outing is at Donington on the weekend of the April 27/28.