A DISAPPOINTING result for Solihull racer Harrison Morrow has failed to dampen his spirits, despite frustrations aplenty at round six of the Whilton Mill Kart Club Championship.
Two retirements, dissatisfaction with the kart set-up and braking problems tarnished race day for the young karter, but with several weeks of preparation up next before taking on the Shenington SuperPrix, Morrow serves to use the disappointment as motivation to succeed going forward.
The frustrations began as early as Saturday, with Harrison unable to find a comfortable kart set-up that best benefited him on the track, with the times in practice reflecting this.
Despite showing some initial improvement in the practice on race day, the opening heat resulted in an early retirement after a collision at the third corner of the opening lap.
Harrison’s team made repairs to the kart, but again, the same outcome was the result – taking place on the very same corner.
The third heat was red flagged early on in the race, with Morrow making a good start initially, before braking this time proved an issue.
Pulling into the pits for repairs, the Protrain racer resumed racing, but finished a lap down and in 28th after the delays.
Due to the results of the first three heats, Morrow was forced to line-up on the grid in last place.
Understandably, given the circumstances, he opted for a cautious approach, with the aim of finishing the race.
He did just that, finishing in 25th place – a disappointing result, but a minor positive to take from a weekend of misfortune.
All attentions now turn to preparing for the SuperPrix on July 20 and 21, with a full programme of track and fitness work booked up in the coming weeks before his next meet – the biggest in the young karter’s career to date.