Kart star Harvey joins RSF for 2009
Karts to carsMultiple kart champion and current KF2 title holder Jack Harvey will make the switch from karts to cars with the RSF in 2009
Friday, 23 January 2009The RSF is to fund 15 years-old multiple kart champion Jack Harvey in 2009. The KF2 title holder joins 2008 Foundation benficiaries Oliver Turvey, James Calado and Jake Dennis in the elite line-up.
The single-seater rookie will race in Formula BMW Europe with foundation partner Fortec Motorsport.
Turvey, who finished his first year in F3 as the 2008 British F3 Vice Champion, is to step up to World Series Renault with Carlin Motorsport.
The former McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award winner will line up alongside his former Carlin F3 team mate Jaime Alguersuari who has also switched to Formula Renault 3.5 with the team.
Calado, winner of the 2008 Formula Renault UK and Portugal Winter Series, will race in the single seater formula for a second year with Fortec.
The 18 years-old former European kart champion was runner-up in the graduate class in 2008 and will lead the Fortec Formula Renault 2.0 team this season.
Dennis, the 2008 BRDC Stars of Tomorrow KF3 kart champion will remain with Martin Hines' Zip Young Guns team in 2009 racing in KF3 in the UK and Europe.
The 13 years-old champion - Britain's first KF3 title holder and the youngest driver to win in the new class and its predecessor, the Junior Intercontinental A series - will race in WSK International and the CIK European Championship.
He will also compete in other high profile continental meetings such as the Monaco and CIK World Cups. At home he will focus on the MSA Super 1 British Junior Championship.
Commenting on the line-up for 2009, RSF founder Graham Sharp said: "At the start of this initiative we took great care in the selection of the beneficiaries and the teams to run them.
"The outcome has been some outstanding performances. These have come about through the single-minded application of the drivers, the skills of the top teams which ensured they had the best possible equipment and the comprehensive test and race programmes that we were able to fund for them."
The foundation's aim in 2009 was to try and improve on its first year's success, he added.