HARVEY SUFFERS AT SHENNINGTON Local kart racer Jack Harvey suffered a set-back in his quest for the Rotax Mini-Max Super One title at the weekend when he was forced to retire from the final at the Shennington circuit in Oxfordshire due to ...
HARVEY SUFFERS AT SHENNINGTON
Local kart racer Jack Harvey suffered a set-back in his quest for the Rotax Mini-Max Super One title at the weekend when he was forced to retire from the final at the Shennington circuit in Oxfordshire due to an over-taking infringement.
A good weekend was in prospect for the Allens Group backed youngster when he topped the time sheets in the free practice session on Friday. However, he was unable to transfer the times into qualifying and had to work incredibly hard with a pair of stunning drives to move up the field in the early heats.
In the final he had to settle for an eighth place starting position and in a class that is this competitive it was going to be a tall order for him to get onto terms with the guys at the front.
After getting boxed in at the start Jack started to make up ground and initially went for a gap to gain a place before noticing the waved yellow flags, meaning that a kart had spun up ahead on the track. He backed out of the over-take on the way into the corner but he was too eager on the exit and passed the two karts in front of him.
However, in the heat of the moment Jack had pulled out before reaching the green flag at the next marshall post, giving the race stewards no option but to show him the black flag, removing him from the rest of the race.
"It has been a really frustrating weekend really," said Jack. "We're showing pace to be right at the front and capable of winning races in testing and in practice. But it's not transferring to the races for some reason."
"We need to be consistent to get as many points as possible as the Super One Championship is one of the biggest there is. Luckily I am able to drop a final race score and with the points from the heats today we're still in the hunt, but we need to work hard before the next round to turn our luck around," he added.
Harvey now has a month off from his hectic schedule before returning to Shennington for the next round of the Stars of Tomorrow Championship on May 7/8.