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Jack enjoys first taste of Indy Lights as he faces further tests in America

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: November 29, 2013

Jack enjoys first taste of Indy Lights as he faces further tests in America
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Lincolnshire racing driver Jack Harvey is to take part in further tests in the USA as he bids to secure his future in motorsport.

The Bassingham ace, who has recently completed his debut season in GP3 in fifth place, tested for Indy Lights outfit Schmidt Peterson Motorsports last week.

And with Harvey due to take part in further tests, planed for December 9/10, he will not return to Lincolnshire until the middle of December.

Harvey (20), is supported by the Racing Steps Foundation, a not for profit organisation which provides financial support and development programmes for young British racing drivers and motorcycle racers.

While Formula One is Harvey's ultimate aim, opportunities are limited and the Indy Lights series offers a chance to remain in single seater racing next year.

"The test went well last week," he said.

"The car they use is quite an old chassis, so it was difficult to know what to expect from it.

"But I enjoyed driving the car and the feeling it gave me. Other than that there's is not much I can say officially about what I might be doing next year.

"When you test for a new team it can be a funny thing. It depends really what all parties are hoping to get out of it, what their agendas are.

"But it is important for me to show I can adapt to this car and work well with the team to give us the best chance of success.

"Whatever decision is made I am aware it is probably the biggest decision I will make in my career for the next five years.

"That shows how important it is to make the right decision and how important these tests are.

"Nothing has been decided yet, but we are getting close to make or break time."

Harvey will test for the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team again in two weeks at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.

Indy Lights is a 12-race series which runs from March to October and includes a trip to the iconic Indianapolis, Motor Speedway, the home of the legendary Indianapolis 500.

"I went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the weekend, just for a visit and it is an awesome place," Harvey added.

"You can feel the atmosphere and the history.

"I don't know too much about the drivers that will be involved in Indy Lights next season, because most of that is still being decided.

"But, typically, it is a very competitive series and I am quite excited by the thought of possibly being involved.

"But, as I said, nothing is decided yet. We are all looking at contractual things collectively. It is a very big decision for me."

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