MOTORSPORT: Pre-season testing goes well for GP3 driver Harvey

Jack Harvey in pre-season testing at Silverstone. Photo: PictureSports/Ayres

Jack Harvey in pre-season testing at Silverstone. Photo: PictureSports/Ayres

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Bassingham single-seater racer Jack Harvey has impressed in pre-season testing prior to the start of the 2013 GP campaign next month.

Now driving for ART Grand Prix, has finished consistently within the top four at tests at Estoril, Barcelona and, most recently, Silverstone.

Estoril and Barcelona saw Harvey face some tricky track conditions with heavy rain falling throughout much of the tests.

At both of the first two tests, ART Grand Prix worked solidly to develop the car throughout each of the sessions. As the tests progressed, Jack was able to find more pace which saw his lap times drop consistently.

The MSA Team UK driver finished the three-day test at Estoril in P3 and the two-day one in Barcelona in P2, having done a total of 126 laps.

The final pre-season test at Silverstone saw dry but extremely cold conditions. At the end of the first day, Jack was running P4 and by the end of the second day he was up to P3.

Jack said: “We’ve made some significant steps forwards over the course of the three tests. The new GP3 car is a fantastic car and noticeably different to the 2012 version, both in terms of increased power and handling.

“As with all new cars, we had a few issues at the start of testing but these have successfully been resolved and the lap times reflect this. As a team we have consistently been running in the front and we head into the start of the GP3 season in a good place.”