GINETTA Junior Championship rookie driver, Louis Foster, 14, from Odiham, has had a fantastic weekend contesting the Winter Series Championship at Brands Hatch.

The 14-year-old had two qualifying sessions and four races over two days, culminating in winning the rookie driver Championship of 2017.

Foster said: “A weekend of ups and downs with very wet and testing conditions on Saturday culminating in a tie for the championship with my fellow rookie team-mate after a solid sixth and fourth place.

"Sunday started dry but cold and after four red flags in qualifying I started third and fourth respectively on the grid for the final two races.

Foster added: "I managed to finish fifth and sixth which clinched the title. As ever, I have to thank the team Elite Motorsport, my parents, and my school, Lord Wandsworth College, for all the support to enable me to compete.

"I am really looking forward to the main series next year which starts in April, back at Brands Hatch.”

Andwell's Nick Halstead scored his first race victory of this career at the New Millennium Series at Brands Hatch.

He took pole position in class D and then dominated the race on the 1.2-mile Indy Circuit in Kent.

The New Millennium is a series for production-based cars built from 2000 onwards. Halstead drove a Ginetta G40 GT5 run by Fox Motorsport.

Later in the day, he took part in the Classic Sports Car Club Night Race starting seventh in the NM class and climbing to third by the finish.

Hook Touring Car racer Rob Collard's sons have been out testing for the 2018 season.

His eldest son Ricky tried out a West Surrey Racing team Touring Car Championship car at Silverstone.

His younger brother Jordan who raced in the Ginetta Junior Championship last season, but is too old to compete next season, has been testing for the Mini Challenge at Snetterton and a Ginetta G55 at Donington, as he looks to finalised his plans for next season.