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Q&A with Lee Harpham

It was good actually. We work together to get the best out of the equipment and Marcel's a really good guy. We've always got on in the past and we've helped each other.

I mean, after the last meeting at Le Mans when he had the accident I went straight over to him after the first race to see if he was okay. We got our kart ready and if he wasn't got to be ready we were going to give him a hand to get it sorted for the second race. He got it sorted out himself. He was one of the first to congratulate me after the second race with a bottle of champagne which was good. It was good for Redspeed too being 1-2 in the championship. John was on hand to improve performance throughout the year.
Speaking about your personal performance how do you think you've improved as a driver this year?

Lee Harpham:
To be honest, I was a bit nervous going to the first meeting with not being in the European for two years. That meeting gave me a big reassurance that we could maybe do it. I worked close with John to improve bits and pieces. I needed to change it to suit my driving style and got settled in really. It was great to be around John and the rest of the team. They're a really good bunch of people. We've lots of good times off the circuit as well as on.
The priority of course will be retaining the title since Gavin Bennett will want it back...

Lee Harpham:
Yeah, well we've already started talking to John about what we're going to do for next year. I think maybe we're going to try for a new chassis. Obviously, it will be an Anderson but just to replace it and refresh things a little bit. I spoke to John this week and we're going to sit down and have a chat regarding developments over the winter and see if we can hopefully retain it and defend off the other people.

by Simon Stiel

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Lee Harpham [Pic credit: Nick Purdie]
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