Adam Morgan celebrates his 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup title (Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Adam Morgan celebrates his 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup title (Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

After winning the inaugural Ginetta GT Supercup championship in 2011 Adam Morgan will step up into the British Touring Car Championship with Speedworks Motorsport.

Morgan clinched the title on a nail biting final weekend at Silverstone, defeating Carl Breeze by just five points to take the prize of a fully paid drive in this year's BTCC. The prize is values at more the £200,000, making it the largest in British Motorsport.

“I am extremely happy to be racing with Speedworks this year,” said Morgan. “They are a very professional and determined team, and I am sure with some pre-season testing we will be able to hit the ground running. Once again I would like to say a massive thank you to Ginetta for this incredible prize, and I am looking forward to working with them in 2012.”

Speedworks entered the BTCC in 2011 as one of the first teams to adopt the new Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) specifications with their Toyota Avensis driven by Tony Hughes. Christian Dick's team have raced Ginettas in G50 Cup and British GT championship with success.

“All of us at Speedworks Motorsport are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Ginetta Cars and we are very excited that Adam will be driving for us in 2012,” said Dick. “As well as being a very likable young man, he's proven himself to be a very quick, competent driver inside of just two years of car racing. He has a very bright future and we are proud to be part of that.”

Morgan will race the 2012-spec Avensis with the team this season, which starts at Brands Hatch on March 31.