Harvey's ambitions on the line at Spa-Francorchamps
County racing driver Jack Harvey says the next two GP3 meetings could make or break his season.
Harvey, along with his ART GP team-mates, will head to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for Round six of the eight-round championship, where only a win will do in Harvey's bid for a second successive motor racing title.
The reigning British Formula Three champion is currently lying in equal third place in the GP3 standings, with three race meetings remaining at Spa, Monza and then United Arab Emirates.
While the season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit (November 1 to 3) will be a new experience to most of the GP3 paddock, Harvey believes the races at Spa and Monza could decide the destination of the GP3 title.
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"There are three rounds left, but the next two race meetings especially could be season changers," he said.
"Spa has always been good to me, so I am hoping that continues.
"I feel confident going there and I am always comfortable racing at the circuit because I like the track.
"We just need to make sure that the momentum we have built up over the last few races can be maintained."
The Spa circuit remains one of the most iconic race tracks on the calendar and with the 'eaurouge' complex it possesses one of the most infamous sections of race track in Europe.
"It is one of the most iconic racing circuits in the world," Harvey added.
"The atmosphere is very special and everyone wants to know what it's like to drive through eaurouge, but there is so much more to the circuit.
"Section one is quite straight and very fast and then you have the twists and turns of section two. It's a great track to race on, it really is."
Since Harvey's last GP3 outing, at the Hungaroing last month, when he earned a fourth and a fifth place, some of Harvey's team mates have taken the chance of a holiday.
But, with Harvey travelling to the ART GP base in France on Monday, the Bassingham-based racing driver has had all week to focus on this weekend's task.
"Spa has been one of those tracks that has never been bad for me," added Harvey.
"The target for this weekend is to go there and win. I am not looking for second or third, I want to win.
"I am certainly aiming to score points on both days and putting myself in a better position to challenge for the title."
As well as Harvey in equal third place, the ART GP team also has another driver Facu Regalia in second place and Conor Daly in sixth.
And, with three drivers going for the same goal, is the atmosphere in the garage still cordial?
"It is competitive, but I never fall out with people like that," said Harvey.
"Yes, we are all there to win for ourselves and to help our own careers, but we are also part of a team and currently the ART team is leading the championship.
"The team spirit is there and we are all doing our best, but at the end of the day I am there to try and win for myself.
"Looking at the standings, it is all going to be very close."
How they stand
1 Tio Ellinas 91
2 Facu Regalia 90
3 Aaro Vainio 75
4 Jack Harvey 75
5 Kwevin Korjas 75
6 Conor Daly 71