Morse raring to go after injury layoff

Dunlop Series
05 Jul
AIM Motorsport spearhead missed Perth round after suffering broken wrist in workplace accident
2 mins by Zac Dowdell
  • Zane Morse sits 19th in Super2 points standings

  • Hasn’t sat in a car since breaking his wrist five months ago

  • Morse claimed maiden Super2 race podium in Townsville last year

This weekend Zane Morse rejoins the Super2 field after an extended injury layoff saw him miss the previous round of the series in Perth.

In the weeks following the season opening event at Bathurst, Morse broke his wrist in a workplace accident.

Though every effort was made by Morse and AIM Motorsport to recover in time for the Perth round, Morse was forced to step out of the car for the weekend.

However, Morse would still make the trip across the Nullarbor, remaining in pit lane to assist stand-in Ryan Gilroy, who made his Super2 debut.

Having had five months out of the seat to allow for his wrist to fully recover, Morse is ready to get back into the fight.

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"I've got the cast off now, so that's the main thing,” Morse told Supercars.com.

“There are a few screws in there, and I’ve got a nice little lovely scar to show off now!

"I'm just glad I just took the time to recover properly. I wrap the wrist before I go out there anyway, just to have a little extra security.”

It will be a tough comeback for the 25-year-old, with the bumps and kerbs of the Reid Park Street Circuit making for a physically demanding challenge.

"I’m fine, there’s no pain. I just need to go a little bit quicker out there now. I would have loved a test day to be honest with you, but we’re here, and I’m focused on the weekend now.

"It’s been a good five months out of the car, so I just need to get my head back in the game.”

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Morse finished in 13th and 15th respectively in today’s two practice sessions, which were topped by Zach Bates and Kai Allen.

Last year Morse claimed his maiden Super2 race podium on the streets of Townsville, claiming third on Sunday, and is looking for a repeat this weekend.

"I definitely want to be up the front end. That’s everyone's goal to be honest,” Morse said.

“I don’t want to push too hard and hurt myself or anything like that — we just want to make sure that we're doing it right."

Morse will next take to the streets of Townsville alongside 24 other Dunlop Series competitors for Boost Mobile Qualifying at 9:45am tomorrow morning.

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