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Date: 24/01/05
Mitchell on the Podium!

Mitchell Gilbert took 3rd place yesterday in the first round of the AAM Malaysian Karting Championships. After starting the final race in second Mitchell lost one position and had a close race with his competitors. He set the fastest laptime of the event.

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Results for the Cadet Race:
1 Muhammad Hiqmar Danial
2 Bryan Homi Mehta
3 Mitchell Gilbert
4 Dareed Haziq Hashim
5 Siti Shahkirah Shaharul
6 Andrew Tang Li-Hern
7 Ryan Ritchie
8 Ayril Senna Shah Shahrudi

Date: 17/11/04
Morris Racing is Back in Action!

Readers may have been wondering what has caused the lack of activity on the Morris Racing website. After the team's previous big event in India all the team equipment was stolen from the Elite karting track. Mitchell Gilbert was back in action last weekend at the Macau event which saw him drive impressively after the forced sabbatical.

Mitchell qualified 3rd on the grid after a very small amount of time on track, and he was in the top two on pace for most of the weekend. Mitchell finished 4th in the first heat, 6th in the second where a little bit of over aggressiveness on his part cost him positions and 3rd in the 3rd heat. In the prefinal Mitchell took 4th place. In the final it went all wrong as there was a battle which ended into the tyre wall for the Mitchell and a quick visit to the Hospital. Luckily Mitchell was uninjured and he will resume testing this weekend to further improve his driving.

Date: 3/08/04
AKOC in India!

The third round of the Asian Kart Open Championship was held at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, India. The track was extremely fast as it is built on a car track with a few chicanes added in and some of the corners made a little bit narrower. Morris Racing attended the event with all four drivers. Charlie, Melvin and Mikko took part in the Formula 100 category while Mitchell Gilbert raced in the Cadet Category.

Mithcell's race weekend was a success as he crossed the finish line in the cadet final in 2nd place after Malaysian driver Nabil. Mitchell had been on the pace all weekend but a little bit more is required for him to be able to step up onto the top of the podium. Preparations have started to get Mitchell ready to go for the win in the next round of the AKOC to be held in Macau.

In the Formula 100 Final Charlie Charlez was making progress and closing in on leader Michele Bumgarner when a small mistake cost him to lose a bit of time which cost him any chance of challenging for the win. The race was almost a repeat as once again Charlie set the fastest laptime of the race but came home in 2nd place. Melvin Moh struggled at the beginning of the race with carburettor settings but he found some speed towards the end and was able to finish the race in 4th place after Imran Zaharias. Mikko Nassi was unable to push as hard as he would have liked and finished 5th because he had to take care not the further damage his injured ribs. He hopes to be able compete in Macau at full force.