Louis Harvey finished third after round one and two of the MotorsportUK British Karting Championship at the weekend.

It was a tough start to the national championship but despite a few setbacks, the Malmesbury karter kept his cool and came away with a third place podium in Round one but only eighth in round two after leading the final race for a while. With the points added up Harvey sits third overall in the championship after..

Harvey struggled all weekend to find the pace he had in his pre-championship testing at PFI international on his Klaassen Motorsport ARC chassis, mixed weather conditions also hampered the 14-year-old.

Timed qualifying was split into two groups with Harvey qualifying fifth in the first groups and pushed to 11th after the second groups times were added.

With the grids worked out Harvey started eighth for his first heat and by the end of lap one had been hit off the track and down to 21st. He fought hard to recover but a carb issue hindered his progress finally crossing the line a disappointing 16th

Heat two, starting from seventh, Harvey was hoping for a better result. However, a miss judged manoeuvre by another driver in the first hairpin collected a number of drivers including Harvey, dropping him to 12th. After a hard drive he eventually crossed the line 6th but was promoted to 5th when all the penalties were added.

Harvey was starting 12th for the Final of round one and after a stunning performance was into second by lap 12.

A few place swaps before the end saw him back to fifth but a great decision on the last lap saw him cross the line in third.

The positions from final one are used for final two so Harvey had a great position on the grid. Lap three saw Harvey take the lead but still suffering power issues saw him drop to fourth on lap six when the race was red flagged due to an accident. After the restart Harvey managed to battle on until he was pushed of track on Lap 14, eventually finishing eighth.

With the points from Round one and two added Harvey came away in third place in the championships with another 10 rounds still to go.

The next two round is at his home track of Rissington on May 18 and 19.