SWINDON teenager Elliot Pinson topped the podium during Round Five of the Dickies British Junior Supersport series at Thruxton at the weekend.

Getting the most out of his SymCirrus Motorsport Ninja 400 bike, Pinson once again dominated both the grid and the podium.

In a crowded and highly competitive field of 36 riders, the 16-year-old set and maintained a strong pace. He placed P1 in free practice with a time of 1min 26.622secs, then qualified first with a brisk time of 1:25.871s.

Pinson held onto first place at the start of race one, although he dropped back by the end of the first lap.

The race was hard-fought throughout with the lead changing hands several times, but Pinson eventually muscled his way to the front and took the chequered flag four seconds ahead of series leader Kade Verwey. Owen Jenner completed the podium line-up in third.

Race two was cancelled due to a series of red flags in other series pushing the round beyond its curfew, leaving Pinson with 25 points from Thruxton and, despite having competed in only three out of five rounds, now lies third on the leaderboard with 133 points.

Verwey leads the series on 180 points, while Trystan Finocchiaro lies second on 143 with three rounds remaining.

Fellow young Swindon rider Charlie Nessbitt was also in action at Thruxton in the British Supersport classes and continued his good run of form in race two with a sixth-place finish having failed to finish the first contest.