Indy Lights driver Jack Harvey stepped into James Hinchcliffe’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Verizon IndyCar Series No.5 Arrow Honda on Thursday as the series took to the Mid-Ohio sports car course.

The 23 year old Englishman drove alongside Canadian Zachery Clamen De Melo during the test however just before lunch Harvey spun going into Turn 6 crashing heavily causing irreparable damage to to the No.5 car meaning he was forced to sit out the rest of the test.

Harvey who was up to speed right away in the morning session commented by saying:

We were doing some setup changes with the car, which were going really well up to that point, Just rode the curb like I normally did. I was on power and the rear came around and I couldn’t quite catch it in time, which was disappointing.

Despite the crash Harvey is still hopeful that he can put together a deal to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season:

It’s no secret that we’re hoping to put something together, Watkins Glen would be great, maybe Sonoma, but we’ll have to see how that plays out. The goal is really the same. I want to be racing in the series. I know today wasn’t the best day, but when I tested last year and with what I’ve achieved in (Indy) Lights, I think I can take the step.

 

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