Morgan satisfied with opening weekend

Adam Morgan

Adam Morgan

First published in Sport

ADAM Morgan enjoyed a strong start to the British Touring Car Championship season at Brands Hatch but believes there is more to come from his Ciceley Motorsport team.

The Blackburn ace secured three points finishes in the opening three races of the championship as Morgan debuted his Mercedes A-Class.

Morgan placed 13th, eighth and tenth in the opening weekend and he sits seventh in the early Championship standings.

But the 24-year-old is hopeful of an improved showing at Donington Park in later this month.

He said: “It’s been a good weekend for us, and to get three points finishes and be seventh in the championship with a brand new car is good going.

“We’ve got a lot of data from this weekend and now have experience of running the soft tyre, so we can head back to base and work on improvements in time for Donington.”

Morgan started 14th on the grid for the season opener and improved his starting position by one place despite a slow puncture in the closing stages.

The Blackburn driver started race two well and rose to seventh before eventually finishing eighth. He had looked on course to beat that in race three when he got up to fifth at the midway point. But Morgan struggled with his tyres and eventually faded to tenth.

Of the race action, Morgan added: “We had work to do after qualifying, so to score in the first race was a solid start, especially given the slow puncture in the final laps.

“The team made some big changes to the car for race two to try and improve things and they did a great job. I got a mega start and jumped up the field, and then I was able to stay with the BMWs.

“I was quicker than them through part of the lap but they had an advantage on the straights, as straight-line speed is the one thing we’ve lacked.

“I got an excellent start in the final race and the car felt really good. I was keeping pace with the Hondas but the tyres just dropped off the cliff.”

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