As he continues preparations for his first season in the British Touring Car Championship Adam Morgan had his first laps in a Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis at Donington Park on February 17.
Morgan, graduating to the BTCC after winning the Ginetta GT Supercup, had previously tested the Dynojet run Avensis of Frank Wrathall before being confirmed at Speedworks as a second driver beside Tony Hughes.
With a brand-new Avensis still in-build for Morgan his laps – when they came late in the test day – were in Hughes' machine.
“It was a really good day,” said Morgan. “I spent most of it in a road car with my driver coach, Paul Taft, getting a feel for front-wheel drive and learning the best lines, which was really useful, and then at the end of the day I had an hour in the Speedworks Toyota.”
“I absolutely loved the Avensis. I covered about 30 laps, not against the clock but just to get a feel for the car, and every lap I gained confidence and some pace. I'm very pleased with how things went.”
Echoing his new driver Speedworks principal Christian Dick said; “Adam quickly got a handle on things. We put no pressure on him but he soon found his feet with the Toyota. It was a very productive day's testing with Tony also, and we made some good progress with things changed since our shakedown run last week at Oulton Park. We have a solid testing schedule prepared for the period up to the start of the season and everything is going according to plan.”
Morgan's next test will be at Brands Hatch – venue for the season opener on April 1, where he will work with former series champion James Thompson.