Louis Harvey was left disappointed at Shenington Kart club as he could only finish 10th in the final.

The Malmesbury karter was one of forty-five Junior TKM drivers joined other classes to race at Shenington Kart club this weekend for the English Champion plate.

With only two heats and a final any mistake can be very costly with Harvey falling foul to a mistake in an early heat.

Harvey qualified well in the timed session setting the fourth quickest time off the huge grid.

Starting fourth for his first heat and all the drivers getting a good clean start the race was underway.

As Harvey made a move for third in Wilkins in the early stages the driver being overtaken clipped the kerb jumping his Kart onto the back of Harvey’s and brought them both to a halt.

This allowed the entire pack to pass until they could separate the karts and get going again over half a lap down.

Recovery from here was never an option for either driver.

Harvey had much better heat two with the top five drivers battling for the entire race for the win Harvey took his turn to lead for a while but eventually had to settle for third rather than risk another incident.

The final saw Harvey starting in a disappointing 26th with only 34 of the 45 driver being allowed to qualify to for this final race.

After an initial false start the race was underway with the leading pack already starting to pull out a gap.

By lap six Harvey had made some great moves and was already up to 16th when an incident on the circuit brought the race to a halt under a red flag. The race was restarted under the battenberg flag lining all the drivers up for a lap until the start line.

Harvey battled hard for the remainder of the race eventually crossing the line in 11th but promoted to 10th after penalties were applied.

Harvey is back at Shenington next weekend for the next round of the British Karting Championships.