MALMESBURY'S Louis Harvey has taken another big step forward in his racing career with the talented teen set to compete in the 2021 Rotax British Kart Championship.

The 16-year-old who won the 2020 Junior TKM British Champion has signed with the current Rotax Max British Champions Argenti Motorsport.

This year marks a big step towards Harvey's Formula 1 dream, with the season marking his transition to a senior class, with the ultimate objective to moving to single seater racing in 2022.

In addition to kart racing, the plan is for Louis to do some F4 test days later in the year.

Louis, who has enjoyed success at both club and national level in the junior classes of karting says he is confident that he can 'bring home some good results'.

He said: “I am super excited to be joining Argenti motorsport and racing in the senior Rotax class this season.

"I cannot wait to work with the team throughout this year and I am confident that I can bring home some good results.

"This will be a big step forward for me and I excited to see what this year has to offer.”

Argenti Motorsport was set up to give drivers at the beginning of their journeys a more structured and stable environment to develop.

The aim is always for on-track success, but they also want to prepare them for the next step – the kart drivers ready for cars, and the F4 drivers ready for the next challenge.

Ron Meadows, of Argenti Motorsport said: “Louis is a very welcome addition to our team.

"I have been extremely impressed by Louis performance in TKM Jnr during the 2020 season, it’s obvious to all that he has great potential, and we expect him to be very competitive in Rotax Max Snr from day one.”

Harvey is also part of the Motorsport UK Academy Squad selection for 2020/2021.