MOTORSPORT: Thurston makes the podium at Silverstone

Ed Thurston with his trophy.
Ed Thurston with his trophy.
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There was a fine end to the racing season for Peterborough-based teenager Ed Thurston.

The sixteen year-old historic car racing driver claimed third place at the Historic Formula Ford meeting at Silverstone.

Ed Thurston in action at Silverstone.

Ed Thurston in action at Silverstone.

Despite it only being his third ever car-racing meeting, Thurston calmly steered his 1971 Elden single-seater to the podium steps with the only drivers to beat him in a 44-strong field being former champions in the very same class.