Marco Bonanomi is chasing more solid points after battling his way up to an eighth place finish from a disappointing 13th on the grid in the first World Series by Renault race of the weekend at Silverstone.

Although reputed as a qualifying expert, Bonanomi failed to reach the Superpole session for the first time this season, leaving him with plenty of work to do from outside the top ten in his Comtec Racing machine.

Nonetheless, strong race pace helped him ascend the order gradually to cross the line ninth and squeeze two points for himself. That became eighth and three points later on when Guillaume Moreau was penalised.

"I was quite disappointed after qualifying because we missed Superpole for the first time this year, so I wasn't too happy to be starting in the middle of the grid," he told Radio.

"But the race was pretty good and I was able to overtake some drivers, but starting from behind is not easy. Tomorrow will be interesting to see if we can make a good start and have another good race."

Having established better race pace Bonanomi, who currently lies sixth in the standings, is quietly confident about his second race chances, not least because he will start higher up the grid this time.

"I feel more confident and the team is working well Given my championship position this is not good, but we need to overtake as many people as possible in tomorrow's race."