by jacob kilbride

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FREDDIE TOMLINSON from St Peter’s School achieved his first-ever podium result at the weekend, placing him in the top 10 in the British series of the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship is the UK’s longest running and most prestigious junior series for 14-to-17-year-old racing drivers.

They provided the support race action for the British Touring Car Championship at Croft Circuit on Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 October.

Freddie, aged 15, came home sixth in his first race and placed second in his second race, achieving his first-ever podium result.

Freddie was the best-scoring driver in his team which places him in the top 10 of the British series.

With two further rounds of racing still to come, Freddie intends to build on his success so far and continue to develop his motorsport skills.

Freddie said: “I’m really pleased with my success at the weekend and I am looking forward to fighting for the overall championship win next season.”

Mr Jeremy Walker, headteacher of St Peter’s School, said: “Congratulations to Freddie.

“It is great to see him combine his time at school with his achievements in racing and there are exciting times ahead.”

Mr Rob Snelling, Freddie’s House Master at St Peter’s School, said: “Freddie deserves his success after many years of sustained determination.

“He works hard to ensure that his racing doesn’t interfere with his academic work.”

Mr Snelling added: “It’s fantastic to see a pupil like Freddie balancing the demands on their time with such confidence and maintaining momentum both on the track and in the classroom.”