Banstead motorhead Matt Flowers says he has given himself a platform to start picking up more podium finishes in the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

The 27-year-old is sitting fourth in the standings after two sixth-place finishes at Thruxton last weekend.

It came on the back of a podium finish in the season opener at Brands Hatch last month sandwiching a sixth and eighth place finish.

With five rounds down Flowers is 74 points off the leader and 14 points off third place in the overall standings, and the action heads to Oulton Park on May 28.

Flowers said: “It was two more solid positions lifting me to fourth in the championship which I'm really pleased with.

“I've given myself a good platform for the season, I just need to find a bit of pace to pick up podiums on a regular basis, which I know I can do.”

He added: “At Thruxton I qualified in eighth which I was slightly disappointed with - there was only a small window to set a good time with the temperature rising and I didn't manage to get a great lap in.

“In the first race, I made a good start and gained a place, but struggled on the first couple of laps, dropping back to eighth.

“Then the pace kicked in and I moved up to sixth and I was closing on the battle for fourth, but ran out of laps.

“I started sixth for race two and again I didn't have the greatest opening lap, dropping back to eighth.

“I was involved in a battle for seventh for most of the race, trading positions, but ended up sixth after contact in front of me at the last bend.”