Zane Morse has reflected on his debutant year of circuit racing, enjoying the honour of being a CAMS Foundation Rising Star.
Morse, alongside Ryan Suhle, was one of the two Rising Stars selected from karting’s rising crop of drivers.
Morse enjoyed the camaraderie and competitiveness across the group of Australian Formula 4 drivers, especially amongst Team BRM’s six driver squad.
“It’s different to what I had to do in karting,” Morse said.
“Everyone is so sociable, everyone gets along. Even if you tag someone, they forget about it – we’re all mates around here. It was a very good season, hopefully I can do well next time.”
“Everyone has been very competitive – especially Nick Rowe, he’s deserved first place this year.
“All of the other drivers… Liam Lawson’s a very good driver especially in the wet. Cameron Shields was up the front straight away… I’ve just got to improve next year and see how well I can go.”
Morse acknowledges that 2017 was a learning year to adapt to circuit racing, but showed encouraging signs that he could become a future frontrunner. A second place finish in a remarkable Race Two at Phillip Island was a particular highlight for the Canberra driver.
“Everyone can do better, not just me. I could have made less mistakes. It was just a learning year and hopefully I can improve next season,” Morse said.
For the off-season, the 18-year-old intends to keep up the momentum of his improving physical fitness alongside applying a new trade outside of motor racing.
“I’ll maybe have a little bit of partying, but still quite a bit of fitness. Actually I’ll be starting my apprenticeship at the end of the year in electrical… it’ll be good fun as a first year apprentice and see how I go,” Morse added.
“I just train really. Outside of school, I train day in and day out. I like staying fit and staying healthy.”