MALMESBURY’S Louis Harvey continued his podium haul in the MSVT Trackday Championship while also notching the Pro-Am team’s highest individual finish of the year at Brands Hatch last weekend.

Harvey had already stood on the podium three times this season, and another superb race pushed that total to four despite several complications involving other classes, safety cars, and a different teammate.

With regular partner Jack Kemp unable to race, Pro-Am team boss Scott Thompson was on hand to fill the void on the prestigious Brand Hatch GP Circuit, in front of a huge crowd for the Super Touring car weekend.

Harvey took the first stint in qualifying and, once he found some space on track, put in a clean lap to initially go quickest in the Class-C category.

Following an aborted attempt at improving that time, the Malmesbury racer handed the car over to team boss Thompson, who was eager to improve.

However, Thompson was faced with a safety car for most of his session, and with only two flying laps possible, he was unable to improve either and the team qualified fourth in class for the race.

Harvey started the race from 13th on the grid and fourth in class, knowing he needed a good start.

Unfazed by nerves and the big supporting crowd, Harvey achieved his desired wish and was instantly up to second in class.

However, close battling with Class-B cars meant Harvey lost a place to another newer Class-C Clio and fell to third.

Just 15 minutes into the race, the safety car was required, so Harvey was called in for his mandatory two-minute pit stop. Due to the earliness of the incident, Harvey’s team had made the decision to keep the Wiltshire racer on track for the entire 45-minute event.

The decision paid dividends as, after a long and difficult race, Harvey crossed the line seventh overall and third in class.

As a result, Harvey collected another good haul of points for the team and bagged the highest overall position they have finished so far this year.

Harvey is next out with the Pro-Am team in two weeks’ time at Donnington Park circuit for an endurance race in a very different car.