Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird narrowly missed out on a podium finish in his latest outing in the ADAC GT Masters Series.

He finished fourth in round six at Sachsenring in Germany.

Bird, driving for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF, teamed up with teenage Finnish driver Elias Seppanen.

Driving in the Frank Bird Poultry Ltd-backed Mercedes AMG_GT3, the duo were second fastest in free practice one before coming sixth in the free practice trophy.

Qualifying 1 then saw Bird eighth overall but fifth in the Junior class, from where the team posted seventh overall in the race and fourth in class, just missing the podium.

The second race saw them finish tenth overall and sixth in class. Bird, from Penrith, said: “It was a brand new track for me which was cool and I really enjoyed getting to grips with it.

“It was a bit of a tough weekend but we managed to grind out a couple of decent finishes.

It was nice to bounce back with some decent results after a bad weekend last time in Lausitzring and hope to carry this form into the last round in Hockenheim next month.”

Round seven of the series is at Hockenheim on October 21-3.