Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey overcame an accident early in the weekend to take his first pole position in a national championship during round three of the MSA Super One Championship at Lydd in Kent (May 8/9). The Allens Group backed ...
Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey overcame an accident early in the weekend to take his first pole position in a national championship during round three of the MSA Super One Championship at Lydd in Kent (May 8/9).
The Allens Group backed youngster got off the dry racing line during practice on Friday and was thrown into the tyre wall hard. The resulting impact caused Harvey some pain, but he was able to get himself going again and after resting overnight he showed even better form on Saturday and Sunday.
Great form in the heats on Sunday saw him take a 2nd, 4th and 12th place, good enough results to snatch pole position for the 'A-final', his first pole in such a high profile event.
A good start saw him hold the lead for a while before dropping back against the more experienced opposition. However, he fought his way back up the order and held third place for a long time before having to settle for fifth place at the chequered flag.
"I got a little bit nervous at the start of the final as I knew I had the rest of the field right behind me. Even though it wasn't my first pole position it was a bit nerve-wracking and I made a couple of small mistakes," said Harvey.
"We wanted to come away from here with plenty of points and the result put me into fourth place in the championship, which is great. The learning curve is so steep at the sharp end of these race meetings so we're happy to be where we are right now."
Harvey now has a three week break before returning to action in the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow series at the end of May (29/30).