Zane Morse to move into Kumho Series in 2020 …
STORY: AARON NOONAN
IMAGES: PROVIDED/AN1 IMAGES (JUSTIN DEELEY/inetpics)
YOUNG Canberra driver Zane Morse will make the move into the Kumho Super3 Series in 2020 aboard an ex-Russell Ingall, Supercheap Auto Commodore VE.
Morse, who has raced in the Toyota 86 Racing Series for the last two seasons, will step up to the series for ex-Supercars with the backing of long-time sponsor Brema Group.
The ACT demolition, earthworks and recycling company have backed the 20-year-old through his time in the Toyota 86 Racing Series and will continue their support into the 2020 season.
“I am so excited to be jumping into the next category of racing,” says Morse.
“I feel like I am ready to take on the next challenge and am really looking forward to learning more and also tackling the force of a Supercar.
“This category is such a great stepping stone for people like me who are looking to take the next step, so I’m really excited to see what next year brings!
“I’m very grateful to have Brema Group continue to back me. I have formed a really great relationship with Mark Siracusa and I can’t thank Brema Group enough for their continued support.”
The car Morse will drive was nicknamed ‘JANSON’ in honour of touring car privateer legend Peter Janson when it was built by Paul Morris Motorsports and was raced by Russell Ingall for the Supercheap Auto Racing/Paul Morris Motorsports squad in 2008.
Ingall took the car to podium finishes that year at Ipswich (below) and Bahrain and the car became Tim Slade’s chassis when he joined the team the following year.
Slade and team owner Morris finished seventh at Bathurst in 2009 in this particular chassis (below) and the car later appeared in Super2 in the hands of Jack Perkins (2010 in selected rounds) and Marcus Zukanovic (2011-2013).
It then became an Ice Break Coffee dedicated V8 Supercar ride car utilised by Chris Pither and his sponsor, and found its new owner after being advertised here on the V8 Sleuth website.
Morse has already tasted Supercar power this year, joining fellow young guns Jaylyn Robotham and Calum Jones on a test day aboard a Matt Stone Racing-run Falcon FG X Super2 car at Queensland Raceway in late June.
Morse is part of the Push Talent Management stable run by John Ruggiero that also looks after the likes of David Reynolds, Andre Heimgartner and Chelsea Angelo.
The Kumho Super3 Series will have its final round of 2019 at Sandown in Melbourne next weekend with four drivers – Broc Feeney, Jayden Ojeda, Hamish Ribarits and Zak Best – all in contention to win the title.