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Injured Morse in doubt for Perth Super2

AMBITIOUS Super2 squad AIM Motorsport has been dealt another blow, with driver Zane Morse now racing the clock to make the Round 2 grid at Perth.

The 24-year-old suffered a broken scaphoid (wrist) after having a fall on Thursday last week.

He went under the knife for surgery yesterday, less than eight weeks out from the Super2 season’s next stop at Wanneroo Raceway.

“He had surgery (on Monday). That’s all gone well so he is back home resting,” Morse’s father Andre told V8 Sleuth.

Zane Morse in action at Bathurst. Pic: Nathan Wong

“In four weeks’ time we’ll know how the operation has gone and then we’ll know more from there.”

Morse Sr, who co-owns AIM Motorsport, said they’re scouring the market for potential replacements if the 2023 Townsville podium finisher does not recover in time for the May 17-19 meeting.

“It’s a race against the clock at this stage to see how it heals, because they’re saying it’s six-to-eight weeks,” he said.

“It’s one of those things unfortunately, we have got to wait and see how it all progresses.”

The injury drama continues a shocking start to a season which is due to be Morse Jr’s last in Super2.

AIM invested in signing Adam De Borre as team principal and race engineer for Morse, adding a second ex-Tickford Mustang for recruit Jett Johnson (with Erik Pender as engineer), and bringing James Masterton into the fold in a customer entry.

But Bathurst proved troubling, with all three cars in the wars, and Morse’s #11 set back by the theft of suspension parts.

Morse, Johnson and Masterton are 13th, 15th and 22nd in the standings.

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