TOTAL Trouble Racing youngster Harrison Morrow was thrilled to be back on the track as he enjoyed testing ahead of a return to post-lockdown karting.
The Solihull ace, who recently turned 11, is due to return to competitive racing at Shenington at the beginning of July and was eager to ramp up the pace at two circuits including dry-weather testing at Whilton Mill.
Raring to go after a gruelling fitness and strength programme during lockdown, Morrow was immediately faced with problems at Whilton Mill as engine problems and component failures caused downtime.
However, that is what test days are for and the team were happy to have these issues now and not on a race weekend.
Morrow was able to test a new dry set-up as, for once, the weather was perfect. He was careful to go out in clean air, rather than sit with other drivers in a pack, so he could work on his absolute pace and also start to get really rid of the rustiness in his driving.
He was rewarded with a very consistent times and, while not breaking any personal bests, the team were content with the progress.
There is still some way to go before Morrow is back up to his pre-lockdown race pace, however the fitness has definitely improved.
The focus on fitness will continue as he looks to build up to his final year in Cadet Karts club events in a bid to possibly run next year in the British Championships – the pinnacle of the sport.