UK: Jack Harvey SoT round one summary

Bassingham based kart racer Jack Harvey finished a fine seventh in the opening round of the Stars of Tomorrow Series at the Rowrah circuit in Cumbria this weekend (April 9,10,11). The Stars of Tomorrow series is one of the top championships...

Bassingham based kart racer Jack Harvey finished a fine seventh in the opening round of the Stars of Tomorrow Series at the Rowrah circuit in Cumbria this weekend (April 9,10,11).

The Stars of Tomorrow series is one of the top championships in the country and is where the Allens Group backed youngster is aiming to prove his metal against his peers during 2004. Now driving for the Fusion Motorsport squad, Jack has found the top level results are edging ever nearer.

Harvey starred in the heats to line up on the front row of Sunday's final in second position. A good start saw him go with the leaders in the opening laps and it looked like victory might be on the cards.

However, in the final laps of the race Jack was boxed in after a rival braked earlier than anticipated, dropping him to seventh place at the chequered flag.

"We've scored good points this weekend, which is probably the most important thing," said Jack. "We have had front running pace all weekend and I thought when we went with the lead pack we might have had a chance for the win."

"The guy just in front of me braked too early for just one of the corners in the closing laps and the chasing pack just dived around the outside of us, there was nothing I could do," he added.

The reigning WTP Champion now has a three week break in his major calendar before returning to the Stars of Tomorrow series. However, a hectic test and club race schedule will keep him sharp before he aims for the top step of the podium once again at the beginning of May (1-3).

"I'm going to enjoy the rest of the Easter break now and look forward to the next big race. It was a very good weekend for us over all and we know that we have the pace to win races this year," added Jack.

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