Like father like son for Carvell

History repeats itself for race winner Rob Carvell

116 Trophy’s Silverstone victor Rob Carvell said history repeated itself when battling with Tim Harvey’s son during the recent race as his British Touring Car Championship-racing father battled with Tim.

Tim and son Jamie made their debut in the 116 endurance contest at Silverstone 10 days ago. And Carvell, on his way to victory, diced with Jamie in the opening stint of the 90-minute race, something that Carvell noted had an echo of the generation before when his father Dave, who made 13 BTCC starts between 1987 and 1990, battled with Tim Harvey at the same venue in BTCC in Rover Vitesses in ’87.

Rob Carvell told Motorsport News: “For Jamie and I to be racing together, as we were at the start, it’s like history repeating itself because 35 years ago, my father Dave Carvell was racing against Tim Harvey here at Silverstone. To be exchanging places with the Harveys was really historic for us.

Article courtesy of Motorsport News
Photos courtesy of Robert Willsmore