MALMESBURY’S Louis Harvey was pitted against the best TKM drivers in the country at the Kimbolton Kart Track in East Anglia at the weekend.

Despite the hot competition, Harvey finished top three in all of his heats before securing two fourth place trophies after the finals.

In total, 37 drivers entered the competition – with 27 of those competing for the O Plate.

Out of the competitors, only the top 20 progress to the Elite final – while the remainder battle it out for the festival cup.

Teenager Harvey qualified third overall for the Elite pre final and took the chequered flag after a great battle.

Unfortunately for Harvey, he was deemed to have gained an unfair advantage in the race’s final corner when making contract with his closest rival – earning him a five-second penalty and dropping him back to fifth.

After a weekend of sunshine, the heavens soon opened before the finals took place – forcing all drivers to frantically change their set-up.

Harvey drove well, but only managed fourth place in his first final before qualifying fifth for the O Plate Final.

In this race, Harvey got caught out in first corner traffic and consequently lost ground on the leading pack.

He eventually crossed the line in fifth, but a penalty for another driver promoted the Wiltshire youngster to fourth.

Harvey said: “I was disappointed not to have finished higher or even won either of the competitions as I had the pace and was consistently setting fastest sectors and laps.

“The finals were very challenging especially with the changing weather and the fact that because it’s a one weekend competition people race very differently.”

Harvey will race again at the Kimbolton Kart Track at the beginning of September for the next round of the British Karting Championship.