Tom Oliphant kicked off the second half of his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB campaign with a promising weekend at Snetterton, with a pair of top five finishes moving him up to fourth in the championship standings.
The Tarporley racer returned to the scene of a a superb double victory last season on his way to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup title and continued to impress on the track.
Oliphant battled with Dino Zamparelli and Lewis Plato for much of the 14-lap race one to battle his way to fifth place at the chequered flag.
Race two in the Snetterton sunshine would prove to be another promising encounter for Oliphant, who produced a lightning getaway off the line to storm straight past the two drivers in front and settle into fourth position.
And that was where Oliphant would cross the finish line as he continued his record of being the only driver in the field to finish every race this season inside the top six.
“I’m really pleased with the massive strides forwards we have made with our pace this weekend,” said Oliphant.
“We’re really up there matching the front-runners for pace now and in that second race we were able to properly push for the podium positions.
“I’m delighted to have gained a position in the championship standings and we now head to Knockhill confident that if we can put everything together in qualifying, we can be right in contention for podium finishes across the weekend.”
The weekend’s results have moved Oliphant above Stephen Jelley into fourth in the championship standings ahead of the trip north of the border to Knockhill in Scotland in a fortnight’s time (13/14 August) for Rounds 11 and 12 of the season.