LOUIS Harvey stormed to victory at the Rissington Kart Club last weekend to start the defence of his 2019 championship crown.

After only half a day’s testing on the Saturday and some unpredictable weather conditions, Harvey put in two great performances in the heats to start pole for the final.

Harvey and his team Klaassen Motorsport accurately predicted the weather and track conditions which allowed Harvey to drive away from the pack, setting the fastest lap by nearly a second and pulling a huge 13.54-second advantage over the rest of the field as he took the chequered flag.

Due to the number of classes racing, there were only two heats before the final on Sunday, so Harvey knew he had to do well to ensure a front-row start.

In heat one Harvey started to work his way through the pack and by lap two was already up to second.

Despite his best efforts, the leader was already too far ahead to catch, leaving Harvey to settle for second place.

For the second heat Harvey started from third on the grid and was hoping to drive away, but due to the changing conditions the kart set-up was far from perfect due to last-minute alterations.

Undeterred, he was soon in the lead but being caught by number 82.

Sensing a challenge for the lead was imminent, Harvey pushed to find that little bit more to maintain a good gap and take the heat win.

Starting pole for the final showdown and confident the set-up was perfect for the conditions, Harvey led the race from start to finish in a flawless display of driving.

En route he set the fastest lap and pulled out another 13.54-second advantage before crossing the finishing line.