Zane Morse Showcases Top Five Pace at Sandown

by Sep 20, 2023

Canberra racing sensation Zane Morse showcased his top-five pace in the Dunlop Super2 Series at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne over the weekend.

In an action-packed round for the second tier of Supercars racing in suburban Victoria, Zane Morse, driving the AIM Motorsport prepared Ford Mustang, consistently featured towards the top of the timesheets in every session.

Building upon his podium result in the previous round in Townsville, Morse featured in the front-runners all weekend, starting with two solid 40-minute practice sessions on Friday, ending the day with the third fastest time overall.

Saturday’s program started out with qualifying for the first race of the weekend, in which Morse secured a second-row start for Race 1 with the fourth fastest time.

The 24-year-old didn’t get the best start for the opening encounter, which saw him forced wide at the first corner and drop a couple of places. However, a spirited fightback saw him quickly recover and make his way back up to fifth, where he’d hold off further challenges from behind until the finish.

“That was a good race!” said Morse afterwards.

“I didn’t get the best start and had to battle hard there through the first few corners. But we held on to 5th even when the tyres started to go away there at the end.”

Sunday’s Race 2 showed ever more promise for Morse, qualifying fifth fastest. However, a small mistake had big consequences to end his race early.

During the melee on the restart, following a safety car interruption, a slight mistake caused a locked wheel, which caused him to collide with a fellow competitor. The subsequent damage meant that Morse was unable to finish the race.

“Unfortunately, not how we wanted our weekend to end,” admitted Morse following the race.

“Just locked the brakes there and couldn’t get it to release to pull the car up.”

“But we’ll take the positives from Sandown as a whole. We had good car pace and were able to mix it up at the front of the field again.”

“Thank you to the entire AIM Motorsport crew for all their efforts in making the car fast again this weekend.”

Zane would like to thank his amazing sponsors, including Turps Tippers, Above All Roof Maintenance, Brema Group, TradeMutt, Enhance Healthcare, En Garde Fencing and Gates, Wagga Paint Distributors, Yarra Valley Sheds, Specialized Towing, Diecast Visions, InSyde Media, OBJ’s Sports Bar and Lone Star.

Following the Sandown round, Morse is ninth in the Dunlop Super2 Series standings with two rounds remaining.

The Dunlop Super2 Series will continue at Mount Panorama in October as the headline support category for the Bathurst 1000.

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