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“Harvey takes double-F3 pole at Rockingham”

June 9, 2012

Harvey in pre-season testing. © Jakob Ebrey Photography.

Jack Harvey secured a pair of poles for the fourth round of the British Formula 3 Series.

The Carlin driver led virtually the entire session, although the line-up behind the Lincolnshire man was far from static.

Harvey secured a best lap of 1:17.444 for Sunday’s 40-minute feature race – giving the 19-year-old an advantage of two-tenths over Fortec’s Alex Lynn*.

Lynn mixed the 2nd spot with Carlin pair Jazeman Jaafar and Carlos Sainz Jr for much of the session, with Jaafar securing 3rd spot over his Spanish compatriot.
Harry Tincknell (Carlin) and Hannes van Asseldonk (Fortec) line up on row three, approximately half-a-second shy of the top spot, although Tincknell is under investigation for breaching track limits.

Pietro Fantin (Carlin) grabbed 7th, two-tenths ahead of Felix Serralles (Fortec), while Pipo Derani (Fortec) and Fahmi Ilyas (Double R) rounded out the top ten.

T-Sport’s Nick McBride (11th) and Geoff Uhrhane (Double R, 12th) were the last of the International Class runners, although had a solid one-two second advantage over National Class duo Spike Goddard (T-Sport, 13th) and Duvashen Padayachee (Double R, 14th).

Harvey also leads Lynn in the line-up for race one, although in this instance Sainz Jr will head Jaafar. Tincknell and Fantin secured an all-Carlin third row, with van Asseldonk dropping to 7th alongside Serralles.
Ilyas nudged ahead of Derani for 9th and 10th; however the final four spots on the grid are a carbon copy of the feature race grid.

{note 1}
Lynn topped yesterday’s free practice session, although mixed weather played havoc with the conditions. Fantin ended the day in 2nd spot, garnering a four-tenths advantage over Fortec duo van Asseldonk and Serralles.
Sainz Jr went faster in the morning, but fell to 5th come the chequered flag, while Harvey took 6th overall.

**Times to uploaded shortly…

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