Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey suffered from a loss of pace during the latest round of the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Championship at the Three Sisters circuit near Wigan. The Allens Group backed youngster went into the weekend on a high ...
Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey suffered from a loss of pace during the latest round of the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Championship at the Three Sisters circuit near Wigan.
The Allens Group backed youngster went into the weekend on a high after taking his first podium result of the season at the Kart Masters event at PF International near Fulbeck. Early weekend practice and testing went well for the Fusion Motorsport driver.
However, his front-running pace deserted him on race-day, leaving the 11-year-old a battle through the field to keep himself in the title hunt with just one round left to run. Harvey was disappointed with the result but was baffled as to what could have been the cause.
"We didn't do too badly to be fair," said Jack. "We just seemed to lose most of our pace today and it cost us the chance of another top result. The team said that I was driving well, but the speed just wasn't there in the kart," he added.
After a couple of decent results in the heats Jack had to start from 12th on the grid in the final, leaving him with a lot of work to do to get into the front-runners. A break by the two leaders left the chasing pack by themselves and Jack was able to work his way up to ninth by the chequered flag.
"It is frustrating after the results from last weekend, but that's how racing goes sometimes, especially in karting and we'll be taking a look at everything to make sure we get to the bottom of the problem," said Jack.
He now has a two week break before heading to another 'open' meeting, the prestigious 'O' plate meeting at Whilton Mill, near Daventry. Like the Kart Masters event Jack will be racing against his Stars of Tomorrow and Super One rivals. But, as one of the highlights of the karting calendar, it is one of the meetings that Jack wants to do well at.
"It will be a competitive meeting again and we're hoping to take the speed and performance from the Kart Masters event and go a few places further by the end of the weekend," he added.