MOTOR RACING: Harvey takes second GP Series victory at Monza

Jack Harvey (centre) celebrates his victory on the podium with Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) and Lewis Williamson ( Bamboo Engineering). Photo: Alastair Staley/GP3 Media Service

Jack Harvey (centre) celebrates his victory on the podium with Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) and Lewis Williamson ( Bamboo Engineering). Photo: Alastair Staley/GP3 Media Service

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Bassingham single-seat racing driver Jack Harvey secured his second GP3 Series win of the season at the world famous Monza racetrack in Italy at the weekend.

As a result of the win, 20-year-old Jack has moved back up to fifth place in the drivers’ championship with one round remaining.

The Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver had a tricky qualifying session. The ART GP driver had a strong run on his first set of tyres but bad traffic on his second run meant he finished with only the 12th quickest lap time of the session.

On Saturday afternoon, Jack lined up on the sixth row of the grid for the first race of the weekend. He was able to avoid the racing incidents on the opening lap and by the end of lap one was up to ninth. Just a few corners later, he made a great move on Niederhauser and snatched eighth place.

The MSA Team UK driver then set about catching and passing Kujala and after 17 laps of racing, crossed the finish line in P7, taking two more championship points.

Jack lined up in second place on the reverse grid on Sunday morning. He made a textbook start, avoiding the carnage caused by Niederhauser stalling on the grid and Fontana running in the back of him. He then started to pull out a lead, however, the safety car was brought out to deal with stricken cars.

At the restart, he continued to stay in control of the race while the pack battled behind him. After 17 laps of racing, Jack took the chequered flag and his second GP3 win of the season.

Jack said: “After a tough weekend in Spa, we knew what we had to do in Monza – secure a good result and pick up a solid haul of championship points – and that’s exactly what we have done.

“It’s a great feeling to get my second win of the season and it keeps the fight for the championship alive. Although there’s just one round left, we’ll keep pushing for the championship at every step.”