BROKENBOROUGH'S Max Winfield narrowly missed out on becoming the National E-Karting Champion following an enthralling series of races at Lewis Hamilton's Rye House race circuit in North London.

Winfield landed the British title at Nigel Mansell's raceway in North Devon last month after notching six podium finishes throughout the season.

As a result of his title, the Wiltshire teenager was invited to compete at the National Championship Finals.

In wet conditions on the Saturday, Winfield managed to claim third place out of 40 drivers and put himself in an excellent position for the main heats.

The first heat saw Winfield slip back to fifth at turn one before making up a handful of places and clinching second.

He then drove superbly in the second race - with some brave overtakes and late breaking - to win by four seconds.

In the final heat, with it all on the line, the Wiltshire talent gave it everything but fell just 0.2 seconds shy of first and had to make do with silver.

After the event, Winfield said: "I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who kept believing in me; my friends, family, and amazing sponsors, Ecotricity, Motor Sport Mind, Rebound Fitness and support from Westonbirt School.

"I will now move in to the National Junior E-Karting Series, which will be an exciting challenge."