YORK'S teenage motor racing ace Matt Greenwood continued his strong start to the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship, claiming back-to-back podium finishes in the second round at Silverstone.

He and team-mate Sarah Moore, from nearby Tockwith, enjoyed first and second-placed finishes at the world-famous circuit and now sit second in the standings, just three points behind the leaders.

The pair enjoyed dry running in the first race, where they took top spot in class with a gap of 10 seconds, but had to show maturity in torrential rain to come home runners-up in the second race.

Experience touring car drivers and class rivals Stewart Lines and Adam Morgan lead the rankings after picking up bonus points for the fastest laps in both races.

It is an impressive achievement for 16-year-old Greenwood, who is in his first season in senior motor racing.

In race one, the pair - piloting car 25 - guided their Tockwith Motorsport (TMS) Ginetta G50 into pole position in their class, beating Lines and Morgan (car 95) by 0.09 seconds.

After claiming pole, the 16-year-old Cundall Manor School pupil said: “The car felt great. We are both very confident going into the first race, especially with a record-breaking number of cars on-track.”

Moore then demonstrated the TMS car's assets as she flew out of the traps to pull a gap to lead in class before handing over the reins to Greenwood who stretched out an eight-second advantage over car 95 during his out-lap.

Greenwood ably handled the challenge of leading from the front, controlling his pace well, and took the chequered flag to win the class trophy and finish 12th overall out of a grid of 33 cars.

At the conclusion of race one, an elated Matt said: “I am delighted. Thanks to Sarah, who put in a great first stint, I left the pitlane in the lead and finished well ahead of our competitors.

“It is important to focus on race two now, which is two hours long, and our aim is to finish on the podium once more.”

The challenges posed by the weather in race two meant the duo's main goal was to keep the car on track but - despite this being Greenwood's first time driving the G50 in the wet - they remained calm and focused.

Moore and Greenwood battled against Lines during the second half of the race, and on this occasion finished just behind their opposite number, and in fifth place overall.

Greenwood paid tribute to the team around him afterwards, saying: “I would like to thank my team-mate, Sarah, TMS and my sponsors.

"Without all of them, we wouldn’t be as successful, and I am very excited to see what the rest of the season brings.”