AFTER a three-week break from racing, Malmesbury’s Louis Harvey was back out on track at the latest Kimbolton club meeting ahead of next weekend’s British Championship final rounds.

Harvey set some fastest laps across the event, winning one of his heats by more than five seconds and collecting a sixth-place trophy at the end of the weekend.

The weather conditions on Sunday saw torrential rain fall, although the track was checked and deemed safe for racing.

Harvey competed in three of four heats before the final, and started from 11th in his opener, which he turned into eighth at the finish line.

The rain was falling even harder for race two and visibility reduced, with Harvey lining up 26th and near the back of the grid.

Despite sustaining damage in the tricky conditions, Harvey was able to climb up to eighth place and set the fastest lap, although he was demoted to 12th after a five-second time penalty.

Conditions had eased for Harvey’s final heat and he took advantage of that from a high grid position of fourth to storm into an early lead – a position he held until the finish line.

After points were added together from all the heats, Harvey lined up sixth for the final. With a dry line now visible on the track, the majority of drivers opted for slick tyres.

Harvey quickly moved up to fourth place but he hit a damp patch on lap eight to drop down to sixth.

Despite his best efforts, Harvey had to settle for that position at the finish.