BOLTON racer Callum Grant had a flawless weekend at Pau in France as he returned to the track.

Grant was competing in his reliable Merlin MK20A in the Historic Formula Ford races that form part of the 2022 Pau Classic Grand Prix.

And with qualifying and racing spread over the weekend, the pressure was on for him to perform.

With Pau taking place just a weekend after the Silverstone International event, the decision after testing recently was to withdraw from the Silverstone weekend to save the car and driver and ensure both were fresh for the demanding French street circuit a week later.

And it paid off with second and first places secured over the two-race weekend.

In stunning French weather, and with Grant’s smooth driving style, events ensured he would start the first race from second on the grid.

The race itself was one to behold as he challenged the pole setter and second-placed driver for the majority of the race.

As the two rivals ahead diced in front having their own battle, Grant settled into third position, ready to pounce when an opportunity presented itself.

With just a few laps remaining in the race, an opening appeared and he did the necessary to dive down the inside and take the lead of the race.

Once in the controlling position, the Bolton star drove a masterful race to take the win.

Race two was peppered with three safety-car periods after various incidents and mechanical failures, which eventually ended after the red flags flew after a fourth incident.

As the remaining competitors continued to ‘Parc Ferme’, Grant found himself finishing in second place behind winner Rory Smith.

The Bolton racer’s next outing will be back in the UK in the coming weeks, with a planned trip to the Silverstone Classic next month pencilled in.