ALVESTON youngster Roberts Sims remains second in the tyro kart class of the Midland Championships at Rissington Kart Club with one round of the season left.

At the most recent two-day meeting the 12-year-old managed to set a new lap record for the tyro class on the Rissington track, clocking a time of 48.80 seconds in the final.

Heat one saw Sims gain a place from his start position of seventh to take sixth.

In heat two he started from pole and, despite a good battle, finally came in second, just 0.11 seconds behind the winner.

Heat 3 saw Sims starting from tenth and battling hard to make his way through the field to finish fifth across the line.

The grid for the final the following day was decided based on the heat outcomes and Sims started in fifth position.

During the race he managed to move up to third and started challenging the two leaders, although he dropped back off the pace and finally finished fourth.