MALMESBURY-based Louis Harvey proved his adaptability at the weekend when impressing in round four of the Shenington Kart Club series.

The youngster, who was completing his second full race weekend in his new Klaassen Motorsport ARC Shadow, recorded the fasted lap in heat one before winning heat two and landing podium positions in the concluding two heats.

Up against 34 Junior TKM drivers, Harvey’s weekend wasn’t short of drama as mechanical issues almost ended his weekend before racing had started.

A loose chain in heat three caused the engine to twist the crank, causing Harvey’s race-team a major headache as they were forced to work overnight to ensure the motor was ready for race day.

Starting heat one in 26th, Harvey was forced to the back following a poor start.

But he quickly made up for lost time and ended the race sixth.

A starting position of eighth allowed Harvey to make rapid progress in heat two as he quickly found himself in first after just four laps.

Though Harvey jostled for the lead with Connor Kearney, the latter couldn’t find his way past the Wiltshire driver – who held on for an emphatic victory.

Harvey secured another podium finish in heat three after working his way up the grid from 15th to finish third in dry conditions.

Heat four almost saw Harvey disqualified after a re-scheduled final race caught the youngster’s team by surprise.

Making the grid with seconds to spare, not knowing whether the right set-up for wet weather was in place, Harvey held his second position from the grid in the opening laps as small errors proved costly for the rest of the field.

Struggling with the wrong gearing selection, Harvey managed to hold onto second place despite being hunted down by his rival from behind.