HATRICK HARVEY SINKS SUPER ONE RIVALS Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey took his third victory in as many meetings as he clinched the final win in the latest round of the MSA Super One Championship at the Rowrah circuit in Cumbria. The...
HATRICK HARVEY SINKS SUPER ONE RIVALS
Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey took his third victory in as many meetings as he clinched the final win in the latest round of the MSA Super One Championship at the Rowrah circuit in Cumbria.
The Lincoln Minster School pupil went into the meeting on a high after snatching victory in his last two championship meetings. Two disappointing results in the first two Super One meetings meant that a race win was needed to put Harvey back in the title hunt.
After setting the fastest times in Friday and Saturday practice Jack knew that he had the pace to challenge the series leaders. The first two heats went well, but in the third heat Jack showed his true form and took victory by almost eight seconds in wet conditions.
A dry track in the final meant that Jack's engineer, Strawberry Racing's Chris Rogers, made some last minute set-up changes to the kart. The extra grip it afforded Jack in the opening laps allowed him to move into the lead and pull out a commanding lead, which his rivals were unable to claw back before the chequered flag fell.
"I dropped to fifth at the start and decided to wait for a lap as the tyres came in," explained Jack afterwards. "I managed to take fourth place on the second lap and just made up places over the next few laps and then set a handful of quick times that allowed me to pull out a gap.'
"It gave me some breathing space at the end, although, I was never able to relax. I always knew that the rest of the pack was there to pounce if I let up, so it was a case of keeping everything together to the flag. I'm incredibly happy to have taken another race win. Chris and I have been working incredibly hard to get these results and we are finally starting to see our early season form pay off now," he added.
The result puts Jack within a handful of points of the series lead, giving him a fight to the end of the season for both of the major Rotax Mini-Max Class championships.
A return to the Stars of Tomorrow Championship next weekend sees Jack head up to Scotland to race at the Larkhall circuit.