HARVEY SEALS SECOND ON SUPER ONE SEASON DEBUT Bassingham kart star Jack Harvey finished in second place on his Mini-Max Super One debut at the Clay Pigeon circuit in Dorset on Sunday. A handful of great results in the heats, including a...
HARVEY SEALS SECOND ON SUPER ONE SEASON DEBUT
Bassingham kart star Jack Harvey finished in second place on his Mini-Max Super One debut at the Clay Pigeon circuit in Dorset on Sunday.
A handful of great results in the heats, including a win and two third places, gave the Allens Group backed youngster second place on the grid for the final. A great start allowed him to follow the pole position driver into the first corner and begin putting him under pressure.
With the rest of the pack closing in on the pair Jack made the decision to make a move and dived into the lead just before half distance. He led for a handful of laps but had to relinquish the place with just six laps to go. Unable to match his rival's straight-line speed, Jack had to settle for second place, his first podium finish in a Super One Championship round.
"I'm disappointed that we didn't win but I'm happy that I finished on the podium and the season is going to be about consistency so we've started the right way," said Jack.
"I followed the leader for about three laps and had a look up the inside on a couple of occasions as I was aware that the rest of the pack were bearing down on us and one of us had to make a move and make a decision, so I did and took the lead," he added.
"He came with me and we were able to pull out a decent gap over the chasing pack which meant we could just race each other. Unfortunately, he managed to retake the lead and he just had a touch more power on the straights than we did. I was all over him in the corners but I just couldn't find a way past."
Sheffield based Strawberry Racing team boss, Paul Spencer, who Jack is racing for this year, was more than happy with Jack's opening round performance.
"It's not the result we hoped it would be, obviously, as you always want to win and we deserved to win this weekend as Jack drove better than the lad who won the final. But, Jack drove so well all weekend. Everything has come together for us for the start of the season. The training, Jack mental approach and the set-up on the kart from within the team, it's just timed perfectly. We can't wait for the next race now," he said.
Jack won't have to wait for long before he faces his Mini-Max rivals again, with the opening round of the Stars of Tomorrow Championship set to take place at the Rowrah circuit in Cumbria next weekend.
"I'm really looking forward to Rowrah," said Jack. "I like the circuit and I think it likes me. We've had some good results there in the past and if we can sort out a little bit more power then we can maybe go one place better next weekend," he added.