Morris continues good run in British Championship

May 30, 2019

Karting

It was an impressive weekend for Jordan Morris at round two of the Rotax British Kart Championship which sees him edge closer to the top twenty of the standings. Good results in the heats and final one leave him going into round three with a good haul of points despite an unfortunate final two.

Qualifying saw Jordan improve on his round one result this time finishing just inside the top twenty. It was a result that would leave him with good chances of top ten finishes in the heats.

Heat one would immediately follow on Saturday and although Jordan never finished inside the top ten he did hold station in thirteenth and set some hugely impressive times. Jordan was quicker than all bar five drivers ahead of him and was lapping just 0.04 seconds slower than the race leader! Astonishing pace for a rookie which shows Jordan is getting up to speed at this level and fast! 

Heat two would see Jordan finish fourteenth giving him a consistent set of results putting him nineteenth on the grid for final one out of the 41 drivers. Heading into the race Jordan unfortunately got pushed back to 24th at the start leaving him with work to do.

Despite being as low as 26th Jordan would keep fighting and now setting pace quick enough to be fighting for the top ten he would eventually recover to finish 20th place. It was a good result to add to his two nineteenth position finishes from PFI and left him with the chance to get a season best result in final two. 

However final two would see Jordan hit several problems eventually dropping him to 29th place. An unreflective result given his performances over the weekend but heading into round three at Mansell Raceway Jordan sits 22nd in the championship with the top ten just 35 points back.

Jem Hepworth

For Jem Hepworth things at round two quickly went from being very good to very bad. After qualifying fifteenth place it seemed as if Jem was going to be in for a brilliant weekend, but things quickly went worse and never seemed to improve. It was a frustrating weekend but an experience which can will become valuable later down the line. But now it’s time to forget and focus on round three!

Lewis Halliday

New recruit Lewis Halliday showed signs of great potential over his round two weekend with heat one certainly a highlight. From 22nd on the grid Lewis moved his way up to an impressive fourteenth place and bar the top three Lewis was as quick as any driver on track! Hugely positive given the calibre of the field and it’s easy to forgot, this is just his first season at this level!