Ginetta Challenge driver Matt Flowers may have powered his way to his best weekend so far, but he knows needs more of the same to mount any serious assault on the leading pack.

The Banstead man claimed a second, 10th and fourth place finish at Silverstone in the fourth meeting of the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

It leaves the 27-year-old in fifth place in the overall standings, 43 points behind Ryan Hadfield, with eight races remaining – starting this weekend at Croft.

The overall leader is running away with the title, sitting more than 100 points clear, but Flowers is confident he can force his way up the standings.

But he will need those above him to slip up because despite last weekend’s heroics, Flowers made up just a single point on Hadfield.

“It was the best weekend so far, in terms of both performance and results,” said Flowers, who drives a Ginetta G40 car, boasting a top speed of 130mph, a 1.8ltr engine and 160bhp.

“It was a big step forward – we made a few changes to the car including suspension and balance, and it really paid off.

“If I can keep results and keep chipping away at the guys above me, and then I can be there if they make any mistakes.

“But I have to focus on a race-to-race basis and make sure that Silverstone was not a one-off.”

He will also be hoping that a Silverstone spin-off in race two, although he recovered to score points, was not a one-off.

He added: “I was on the front row and got away quickly and up the inside of the leader, but the track was really wet and there was a lot of fresh rubber down and I spun out.

“So I went from first to 40th, which was disappointing, but I did work my way back.”

Flowers, who missed last year’s championship due to financial constraints, has not raced around Croft for eight years.

“I remember it being a nice track, but I’ll have two half-hour sessions on Friday to learn the track.”

The championship is featuring alongside the British Touring Car Championship this weekend.