Riki Christodoulou remained sixth in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series following two very different races at Silverstone.

The 21-year-old maintained his eighth on the grid during a 'boring' first race around the 2.249-mile International track, then claimed a far more stimulating sixth in the second outing.

"The second race was exciting and eventful - the complete opposite of the opener," confirmed Christo. "Race one was processional and boring but race two was very lively. I initially got away very well but then the engine stalled. I dropped the clutch and somehow the engine fired back up but the problem had dropped me to 11th going in to the first corner.

"I made a couple of good overtaking moves and actually completed lap one in eighth and ultimately came home sixth. I had a race-long dice with [Carlos] Huertas and got past him a couple of times, including on the last lap, but the Columbian was pretty aggressive in defending the position. We couldn't extract the outright speed from the car all weekend but it's more points on the board in terms of the championship."

Christodoulou's penultimate event of the season will be at the new 2.92 mile, 18-corner Autodr?mo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal next month - a $250 million facility built in October 2008.

"I tested an F3 car there last December, completing a lot of laps - it's a mega track and I can't wait to race there," he declared.

"There's now almost a one month break before the next races. I'll be working very hard on my physical fitness in the gym during this period so that I'm in top shape. I'm targeting a top-four championship finish in my maiden F3 season and with only four races remaining, I'll be pushing hard for maximum points," he declared.