Papworth racer Sam Tomlinson has collected his first podium finish in the Lotus Elise Trophy.

Sam Tomlinson during the second round of the Lotus Elise Trophy. Picture: SIMON BRUCESam Tomlinson during the second round of the Lotus Elise Trophy. Picture: SIMON BRUCE

Tomlinson took third place in the opening race of the championship's second round at rainy Brands Hatch recently.

He started seventh on the grid at the Norfolk circuit, but showed his class in wet conditions to work his way up the order.

Tomlinson said: "I was confident I could finish in the top five, but a podium finish made it a great weekend. I proved myself in the wet conditions again."

Tomlinson, who is sponsored by Skip UK, started the second race in eighth spot on a reverse grid and again made good progress up the order.

But he had to settle for a seventh-placed finish after his wet tyres began to struggle in the closing stages on a drying track.

The next round of the series is at Silverstone on June 3/4.