LUKE Browning overcame initial setback to end his Donington Park weekend on a high.

The teenage Kingsley racer secured a British F4 podium place, ending the round third in the standings.

Northwich Guardian:

Kingsley's Luke Browning in Richardson Racing British F4 triumph at Donington Park. Picture: Jakob Ebrey Photography

On the back of a winning performance in the season opener at Brands Hatch, Browning headed for Donington – a circuit where he had taken a double win in the Ginetta Junior Championship last season – in confident mood.

Qualifying saw the Richardson Racing youngster post the fourth quickest time but a fuel problem prevented him from joining the action until the final lap.

The second race was red-flagged on the third lap but he managed to climb to ninth by the time the shortened battle finished.

Lining up third for race three as a result of his performance in qualifying, Browning became embroiled in a multi-car battle for the lead throughout.

He was run wide while dicing for position in a move that allowed the top three to break away.

A number of storming laps saw Browning reel in the trio ahead and when Joe Turney went off the final lap, he pounced to secure third place.

“It was great to end a difficult weekend with a podium finish and a great reward for the team for the hard work they have put in,” said Browning.

“The issues on Saturday really put us on the back foot and it made race two really tough starting from the back of the grid.

“I don’t think we could have got much more from that race than we did.

“Race three was really enjoyable and we showed we had strong pace to run at the front throughout.

“Even when I dropped away from the front three, I was confident that if I kept focused and pushed hard, I could close back in before the finish.

“I feel I’m improving in myself and I can head into the next round at Thruxton chasing some strong results.”