MOTORSPORT: Sam samples the full Silverstone experience for the first time

Sam Tomlinson during the latest round of the Lotus Elise Trophy at Silverstone. Picture: SNAPPY RACE

Sam Tomlinson during the latest round of the Lotus Elise Trophy at Silverstone. Picture: SNAPPY RACERS - Credit: Archant

Sam Tomlinson loved his first taste of racing on the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone last weekend.

Sam Tomlinson speeds round the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone. Picture: SNAPPY RACERS

Sam Tomlinson speeds round the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone. Picture: SNAPPY RACERS - Credit: Archant

The Northamptonshire venue was the stage for the fourth round of the Lotus Elise Trophy and Tomlinson continued a pleasing debut campaign in the series – despite seeing his best lap time in qualifying scrubbed out due to exceeded the track limits.

The Papworth-based racer thought he had secured third spot on the grid for the opening race, but was pushed back down to seventh by the stewards’ decision.

He still managed to gain one place in an exciting race to finish in sixth position before following up with a fine fourth in the second outing.

Tomlinson, a former karting star and Mini racer, now sits seventh in the overall standings at the halfway stage of the series and is second in the rookie championship for first-season drivers.


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His next outing is at Oulton Park on July 29.

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