CLACTON racer Jesse Chamberlain competed in the second round of the GT5 Challenge, at Thruxton.

The event supported the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

The weekend consisted of two races held over 14 laps - one on Saturday with the other on Sunday.

Qualifying for Chamberlain, who was competing for Richardson Racing, was disastrous, not being able to take part due to technical issues and therefore having to start at the back of the grid in 31st place.

As race one got underway, he had a good start and was up into 28th by the end of lap one.

For the rest of the 14-lap race, he was continually moving up and down the order to eventually take the chequered flag in 26th place.

Chamberlain again started from the back of the grid, having not posted any times in qualifying.

As the lights went green, he had a good start and was soon up into

26th place.

Lap two saw him drop a place back to 27th where he remained until lap four, dropping a further place to 28th.

Battling hard with those around him, Chamberlain’s persistence paid off as he regained 27th place on lap 13 of 14 where he stayed until the chequered flag.

He will next be in action on June 8 and 9 at Silverstone and the next time the championship supports the BTCC will be on August 3 and 4, at Snetterton.