LEWIS Rollo “burst out greeting” after picking up his first-ever podium finish in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship on Saturday.

A rollercoaster weekend at Snetterton saw the racer start the first race from the back of the grid before powering through only for the race to be stopped when Rory Skinner suffered a serious injury.

A five-lap dash was then needed to decide the places with Rollo going on to lead before being pipped to the line by Storm Stacey by just 0.222s.

Rollo told Courier Sport: “I crossed the line and burst out greeting – I could not believe it.

“I went round turn one and two and all the riders I have looked up to for years came past congratulating me.

“The layout at Snetterton means there are a couple of corners before the crowd and Glenn Irwin and Josh Brookes, people like that, were coming past congratulating me.

“To see the crowd clapping and cheering, coming into the pit lane, all the teams clapping me and into parc fermé and my mum, dad, sister, girlfriend were in tears.

“Everybody was absolutely buzzing.

“I got my helmet off and there were all different racers, Niall Mackenzie, the commentators, Shakey [Shane] Byrne, a lot of people who are big names in the paddock, were all there congratulating me.

“It was just absolutely amazing.”