Louis Harvey overcame a mechanical issue in the heats to claim a first and third place finish in the finals at the Rissington Championship rounds at the weekend.

After qualifying second, a mechanical issue in heat two dropped Harvey from a potential front row start to ninth place for both finals in this weekend. Undeterred, he put in a sterling performance to win final one and come third in final two to extend his championship lead.

Heat one went well with him and team mate Ben Watson pulling out a gap and crossing the line with Harvey in second.

Heat two and a mechanical issue forced Harvey to pull out on the first lap and after a fix was put in place, he re-joined four laps down to finish the race.

With the points added up he was down in ninth place for the start of both championship round finals so certainly had his work cut out to get much needed championship points.

Final one saw a clean start and by the end of lap one Harvey had climbed to fourth place.

By lap four he was into second and chasing Watson for the lead. A clean move on lap eight put Harvey in the lead which he held to the chequered flag.

Final two and some bumping in the first few corners let Watson pull out a large gap whilst Harvey struggled with the traffic. Despite that Harvey was into third place by lap two with Kordal hot on his tail. Harvey and Kordal drove hard to try and close the gap on Watson which they brought down from 2.4 seconds to 1.7 seconds. Harvey had to defend hard on the last lap and despite his best efforts Kordal put in a great move in the dog leg to steal second place from Harvey.

The results saw Harvey extend his lead in the championship to 50 points clear of second place.

Unfortunately, Harvey will have to drop rounds 5 and 6 as he attends his sister’s wedding.

It was also a fantastic weekend for Klaassen Motorsport and their ARC chassis locking out the entire podium for both finals.