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Morgan Aiming Big For 50th BTCC Race

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Adam Morgan says that consistency at Rockingham is key as he hopes to challenge the front-runners once again this weekend, the Ciceley Racing driver ready to make his 50th BTCC start.

Having made his BTCC debut last season, Morgan will pass the 50 race mark of his still very short time in the series after the opening race at the Corby circuit this weekend.

“It certainly doesn’t feel like 50 races already”, said Morgan on the milestone. “I’ve learned a lot, that’s for sure.

“My first year was a very steep learning curve about how close-contact BTCC racing can be, and how competitive it is. It’s all about keeping a cool head; consistency is key to this championship. Hopefully my career still has a long way to go.”

Morgan had one of his most competitive showings of an impressive 2013 so far at Knockhill, a weekend at which he was unlucky not to be able to fight for a podium finish after a driveshaft failure caused his race two retirement from a safe top-five position.

Toyota’s lead man’s consistent season leaves him entering Rockingham still seventh in the championship and, after surviving the trip to Scotland with very little in the way of repair bills, now aims to continue his quest for front-running results at Rockingham after a much more economic preparation.  

“I couldn’t quite believe how little damage we sustained. I thought Knockhill would mean a complete rebuild but I think all we needed to replace was a sill. That has allowed us the time to concentrate on preparing the Toyota carefully for Rockingham, and that hopefully will pay off.

“Hopefully I can again qualify towards the front – the top eight would be good – and then keep it in top 10 in races one and two, and then we may be able to profit from the reverse grid draw for race three. Consistency is our aim, and more points on the board.”

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