Mor­ris suf­fers tough start to Porsche year

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Porsche Club cham­pion Pete Mor­ris lost a bat­tle against the clock to fix his car in time to launch his ti­tle de­fence at Brands Hatch last week­end.

Mor­ris shunted heav­ily at Pad­dock Hill Bend on his first fly­ing lap of qual­i­fy­ing, which dam­aged the front and rear of his 996.

De­spite the Strasse squad’s hard work, the bat­tered car could not be patched up in time for the first race. How­ever, the crum­pled ma­chine was refet­tled in time for race two and Mor­ris charged to fourth place.

“I’ve raced here many times and I was prac­tis­ing on Fri­day, but on this occasion the brakes snatched and spat me off,” said Mor­ris. “It’s a pity the [sec­ond] race was short­ened, be­cause I had the podium in my sights.”

Mor­ris’s car was a wreck af­ter early off in qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion

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