Geri Nicosia gave his Ginetta Junior Championship ambitions a timely boost as he claimed his first race win at Knockhill.

The Princes Risborough racer recovered from a fifth place finish in the opening race of the weekend to claim top spot in race two.

His victory came after a post-race penalty to the race leader moved Nicosia up from second to first and he was understandably delighted with the result.

“It has been a great weekend, there are not many sports where you go to bed unsure where you finished the race,” he said.

“A win is a win and these results give me confidence to chase more wins before the season ends.”

Nicosia, 17, followed up the victory with a third place finish in the weekend’s final race to leave Knockhill as the top point scorer.

He was also the only driver to come away from the meet with two podium finishes and is back in contention for a third place finish in the overall championships.

It was a weekend in which he displayed some fine overtaking, particularly on his way to his first win since claiming the Fiesta Junior Championship.

The race saw him drop back to eighth before producing a startling comeback and climbing to fourth with one lap remaining.

Two more fine passing moves took him to second and the race leader’s penalty for an earlier jump start handed him maximum points.

Sunday’s live TV race saw an equally domineering display from the Sir William Borlase Grammar School pupil.

Having started from sixth, he moved up to fourth within two laps and had soon made third place his own.

A crash among the chasing pack led to the race being called off and handed Nicosia his second podium finish at Knockhill.

He will hope to take his fine form into the championship’s next meet which takes place at Rockingham on the weekend of Saturday, August 27.