Zane Morse has completed his first round of the Dunlop Super2 Series at the Superloop Adelaide 500, a weekend that was very much a learning curve.
The young rookie, fresh to the Adelaide street circuit used Thursday’s practice sessions as a learning opportunity where he finished 13th and 12th respectively. Friday’s Qualifying session saw the 20-year old only complete 6 laps and therefore place at the back of the pack for the first race of the season.
The level-headed rookie, managed to keep his head down and was able to stay out of on-track drama, crossing the line 13th.
“I was very happy to get the first race out of the way. I was a little nervous, but also happy to have had a consistent race with minor damage,” admitted Morse.
Saturday’s Race 2 saw Morse become a passenger as he flew into the wall at Turn 8 with what looked like a mechanical issue, resulting in the Brema Group Commodore lack steer on approach to the turn. The #11 car was taken back to the pits, where the crew worked tirelessly on repairing the damage ahead of Sunday’s final race.
Morse was determined to redeem himself and after a long night from the crew, the Brema Group Racing VF was ready to go again. The rookie was able to hang onto the back of the pack, before a racing incident between three cars unfolded ahead of him. Morse was able to benefit from this and ultimately moved into 10th place, which is where he would finish the race.
“Overall, I’m very happy with how the weekend went,” said the 20-year old.
“Obviously it’s all very new to me and I’m just out there trying to learn as much as I can.
“There’s some big names out there and I’m very grateful that I’m able to be out there, giving it a red-hot crack and also learn off them.
“I owe a huge thanks to all my sponsors for their support and also to all of my crew in prepping the car in the lead up to this race, but also throughout the weekend.
“I can’t wait to get back out there for the next one at Tassie!”
The Dunlop Super2 Series will next hit the track at the Tyrepower Tasmania Super400, 3-5 April.