Broch-out season ends with awards haul for Mini driver

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A Broch racecar driver has finished his debut season by taking home a clean sweep of trophies from the Scottish Motor Racing Club awards.

Morgan Murray, 24, won the Newcomers Championship (Mini) Cup, the Young Driver (Saloons) Cup and the Sheila Whyte Trophy at ceremony in Edinburgh.

Morgan said: “The season was really good but I wasn’t expecting to get so much.

“The first season was just a test so to come away with the newcomer award I’m delighted about.”

The Mini racer achieved nine newcomer wins in his first year and had one third placed podium finish.

He came sixth overall in the championship and was picked as a SMRC Rising Star and Morgan says that next season he is aiming for a few more podium finishes.

Morgan, who works as a mechanic at his families Murray Motors car, got into racing Mini Motorcar Racing after being involved in Kart racing.

He said: “I chose the Mini because a few of my brothers mates came to my karting and they said I should get into Mini’s.

“Me personally I think the Mini is the most competitive, people say it’s the most competitive.”

With the league starting again in April next year Morgan, who races at Knockhill, is not taking a back-seat on getting up to speed for next season.

He said: “I’ve got a few testing sessions before hand so I’ll be going to that to make suere the car is ready to go.

“We test as much as possible Knockhill being about three hours away it can be a challenge but because of what it’s like at Knockhill we need to train in the rain and the fog as much as we can.”

Morgan also wanted to thank his sponsors Murray Motors, Gray & Adams Accident Repair Centre and MM Ecosse Offshore Projects Aberdeenfor helping him out in his first season.

Sir Chris Hoy and Gordon Sheddon were special guests at the SMRC trophy presentation at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh.