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Great Finborough racing driver Oli Basey-Fisher celebrated his first GT4 Class victory on only his second weekend in the prestigious Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Rockingham on Bank Holiday Monday after a fantastic performance for Academy Motorsport.

Reporting a marked improvement in pace compared to the season curtain-raiser, the 18-year-old thoroughly enjoyed his first-ever two-hour endurance race — concluding the meeting third in the GT4 championship standings with teammate Matt Nicoll-Jones.

“It’s a bit of a different feeling to Oulton Park this weekend,” said an elated Basey-Fisher. “The car really was fantastic, 10 times better than it was in the first round even though we are still a little bit down on pace compared to the Aston Martins.

“We’ve made a big step forward, things are looking good for the championship.”

Round four of the 2014 Avon Tyres British GT Championship, the sole three-hour race of the season, will be contested on Sunday June 1, at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in Northamptonshire.

n Josh Webster twice finished second to teammate and reigning Porsche carrera Cup GB champion Michael Meadows on Sunday.

Having put his car second on the grid at Thruxton, Webster was unable to progress past Meadows, but fended off any challenge from behind.

The results leave the youngster — from Mickfield, near Stowmarket, second in the championship, 16 points behind Meadows.

Reflecting on his drive in round six, the second of the two races on Sunday, Webster said: “That was very good.

“It was a case of third time lucky for me at the rolling start and I judged it really well this time.

“The car was good and I pushed a bit in the early laps, but then backed it off for the last few laps.”

In the earlier round, Webster felt he had worked his tyres too hard, allowing Meadows to pull clear during the second half.