MAX Morgan signed off his 2018 L&W Contractors Rookie 600 campaign in style as class champion and recipient of the very first Mick Whalley Memorial Trophy.
And after spending the middle part of this season on a high with 13 wins from 16 finishes between Snetterton and Pembrey, the MSS Performance rider admits he’s over the moon.
“I couldn’t be happier with the Rookie 600 championship and the Mick Whalley Champion of Brands title,” he said. “We’ve met some mega people along the way.
“I have to give a massive thanks to all the guys that have supported me this year – I couldn’t have done it without you so thanks again to everyone for helping me achieve the results we wanted.”
Morgan stuck his Kawasaki ZX6R on pole on Saturday morning, but had an off in race one which put paid to early hopes as Courtney’s Vehicle Logistics man Alex Barker took the win.
And despite crossing the line a lowly 10th in race two while Dawid Krawiecki took the win for Code Blue LTD Yamaha, the points were enough to give Morgan the newcomer crown, which he celebrated with a second from the back row and a win on Sunday to secure the Mick Whalley award for his Rookie Champion of Brands accolade.
Morgan’s dad, former British Superbike team boss Nick, revealed that it was a proud weekend for the family and that he’s already looking forward to what 2019 has to bring.
“After going racing this year to get some much needed father-son time, which came after missing so many years with my team’s racing, I can only describe this weekend as truly emotional,” the MSS head honcho said.
“It can only be the proudest dad moment yet and we are one very proud family – bring on 2019.”
*Main image: JTW Motorsport Photography
*Side image supplied by Nick Morgan