Young motorsport star Jonny Edgar had a much improved second race in the Italian F4 round at Misano over the weekend.

Edgar, from Asby near Frizington, had a great drive to move from 25th to 10th in race two.

But the weather played a huge part with heavy showers sweeping across the circuit throughout the weekend, forcing race three to be cancelled.

“On Saturday in the wet we struggled a lot to find a set-up and the right tyre pressures so both qualifying and the first race in the wet were very difficult,” admitted the 15-year-old former karting star.

“It was drier for race two today and we had sort of a dry set-up with rain tyres and they worked well. Starting P25 I was overtaking as soon at the lights went out,” enthused the Jenzer Motorsport driver who was P17 at the end of lap 1. “I was held up a bit otherwise I think we could have got even higher than tenth. I had the fifth fastest lap of the race and felt really good.

“So we know we have the pace when we’ve got things sorted so I’m looking forward to the next races.”

This now leaves Edgar in 16th overall with seven points after five races of the 20.

His Red Bull team-mate Dennis Hauger took a win and a second. Jumping from 19th to second in the Italian F4 title chase by adding 43 points to the single he took from the first round in Vallelunga, Hauger was obviously pleased with the weekend’s efforts.

He said: ¨We are back on track. This is where we should be in a normal weekend.”