Alex MacDowall remains focused on breaking into the top ten in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship standings despite failing to score in two of the three races at Donington Park.
The Silverline Chevrolet driver qualified tenth despite an engine issue on his car but was forced wide at Redgate on the opening lap before launching a recovery drive back through the field to finish fourth.
The teenager moved up to third early on in race two before being forced to run across the gravel at Goddards, although he battled back up to fifth place. However, having been forced wide again, MacDowall could only manage eleventh at the chequered flag.
Battling hard to make up places in the final race, MacDowall was running inside the top ten when contact through the Craner Curves saw him go off into the gravel but despite the disappointment, he will go into the Brands Hatch season finale just four points away from a top ten championship finish.
“The first race was a good result, we capitalised well on other people's problems and I managed to stay out of trouble to come really close to another podium,” he said. “I overtook a lot of cars this weekend and I think I proved I can race as hard as anyone in the BTCC, I'm definitely not frightened to get stuck in and mix it with any of them!
“It's a shame the second and third races didn't pay off but we're still really close to Andrew Jordan in the fight for tenth place in the championship. That's our aim for Brands Hatch, if I can finish my first season in touring cars in the top ten I'll be happy.”