MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw's booster

Sean Walkinshaw climbs through the field during two encouraging displays in rounds three and four of the EuroFormula Open season in Portugal

Sean Walkinshaw climbs through the field during two encouraging displays in rounds three and four of the EuroFormula Open season in Portugal

First published in Sport

SEAN Walkinshaw was happy to claim his first points finish in the EuroFormula Open season at the Autódromo do Algarve in Portugal.

His efforts saw him move into the top 12 in the championship standings.

Although qualifying didn’t go to plan, the 20-year-old Chipping Norton driver delivered the superb front-running pace he had displayed in testing to finish seventh in round three and 12th in round four despite starting from the back of the grid.

In addition to his appearance on the EuroFormula Open points table, Walkinshaw is also tenth in the Spanish F3 battle.

“We’ve definitely made good progress this weekend, overall I’m pretty happy,” he said.

“It’s been a lot better than things were at the Nurburgring, we were much more competitive and hopefully we can keep that progress moving forward now to Jerez in a couple of weeks.”

Despite some quick times in open practice, Walkinshaw could only qualify 15th for the opening race.

But a fine performance saw him finish in seventh.

Set to begin 11th on the grid for the second race, Walkinshaw stalled on the way to his starting slot, prompting a green flag which forced him to move to the back of the 20-car grid.

A good start saw the Oxfordshire driver begin to climb through the field, crossing the line in 12th.

Rounds five and six take place in Jerez, Spain over next weekend.

  • Latest Sport news

Hot-shot Danny Hylton on a high at Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DANNY Hylton thinks he is playing the best football of his career after a brace for Oxford United on Tuesday night made it ten goals for the season already.

ATHLETICS: Comeback queen Sophie Carter regains Abingdon Marathon crown

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sophie Carter showed her injury problems were fully behind her with a dominant victory at the Milton Park Abingdon Marathon.

ICE HOCKEY: Stars slip to double defeat

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxford City Stars remain rooted to the foot of the South Division 1 table after suffering back-to-back defeats.

ATHLETICS: 'Retired' Yamauchi shines

Oxford Mail: Mara Yamauchi

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxford's Mara Yamauchi showed she is not taking her retirement too lightly with an impressive display at the Cabbage Patch 10 in Twickenham.

James Lewis hoping London Welsh win can ignite season

Oxford Mail:

7:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

JAMES Lewis says a first win will make all the difference to London Welsh’s season.

RUGBY UNION: Flanker Jones eyes Wasps pro deal

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxford University flanker Gus Jones is determined to make a career with their most recent opponents Wasps.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh coach rings changes for Bordeaux

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

London Welsh make ten changes, two of which are positional, for tonight’s game against Bordeaux Begles at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium (7.45pm).

RUGBY UNION: Ferguson: London Welsh should expect big physical test

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Matt Ferguson says London Welsh must be prepared for a huge physical battle if they are to finally break their duck tonight.

BOWLS: County beaten

Oxford Mail: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxfordshire Indoor Bowling Association slipped to a 109-101 defeat at the hands of Berkshire at Oxford & District BC.

BOWLS: Oxfordshire get off mark

Oxford Mail: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxfordshire recorded their first win of the season with a 22-18 success at home to Northamptonshire.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree