Not content with coming away from the rain-soaked Britcar meeting at Silverstone topping the Endurance Championship points table, Adam Morgan now also leads the BTCC standings after an unchallenged Race 3 victory at Thruxton!
Tactics, and luck, played their part on the fast, tyre-hungry Hampshire circuit; a low-key run in Race 1 saw the Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes A-Class finish outside the top ten, thus shedding the weighty success ballast, allowing Morgan to fight up to seventh place in Race 2. Lady luck played a hand then, Adam being drawn on pole position in the reverse-grid lottery for Race 3, where he executed a text-book lights-to-flag victory.
Coming just a week after, with Stewart Lines in the Maximum Motorsport SEAT Cupra, he bagged a hard-fought class win at Silverstone in Race 2 of the Britcar Endurance Championship, the young hotshoe holds a tenuous lead in both championships. The next round for the BTCC is at Oulton Park, as is Britcar, on June 23rd, so our double-ace will be looking to consolidate his position at the top.
Text: Steve Wood; photo: Dave Maries