Morgan: We’ve Exceeded All Expectations This Year

Adam Morgan hailed a sensational 2013 British Touring Car Championship season for himself and family squad Ciceley Racing, ending their campaign an encouraging seventh in the final standings.

In a remarkable second season in BTCC, Morgan was a consistent top threat to the front-runners with the Ciceley squad which he claimed the 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup title, declaring 2013 as a ‘mega’ season before their change to Mercedes machinery takes shape for 2014.

Morgan concluded the year with a trio of top 10 finishes in the final round at a soggy Brands Hatch GP circuit, increasing his season tally to a total of 22 finishes inside the top 10 of the 30 races contested. 

“I’ve had two eighths and a seventh so it’s been very good”, Morgan told TheCheckeredFlag after his final weekend in the Toyota Avensis.

“It would have been nicer if we had ended a bit further up for our last weekend, but back at the beginning of the year if we had said we would be getting two eighths and a seventh, then we would have been amazed really.”

After a debut season with Speedworks Motorsport in 2012 that proved an eye-opening experience at times, Morgan has thrived in his second full season racing under the banner of his family squad, Ciceley Racing.

The Independent outfit and the increasingly-competitive Morgan behind the wheel moulded into a consistent top 10 threat during the 2013 campaign however, ending the season a satisfying seventh in the final championship standings – eight points ahead of former BTCC runner-up, Mat Jackson.

Adam Morgan Brands Hatch 2013 2A podium finish also fell the way of the 24-year-old during a hectic final race at the fourth meeting of the year held at Oulton Park, the Lancashire driver praising his family squad after a warming experience in 2013.

“It’s been mega”, added Morgan. “I’ve absolutely loved it, the team have done a fantastic job, and obviously to get a podium in our first year is just brilliant. We’ve exceeded our expectations this year.

“It’s massive, it just means such much to us. As a team we’re all great friends; everyone here knows each other even before we started racing, so it’s just such a good family atmosphere, we work hard, and I’m just glad to be a part of that family.”

After finishing a giant-killing third position in the Independents Championship also, Morgan and Cicieley now move onto 2014, where they will switch their Toyota Avensis for a pair of Mercedes-Benz A-Class NGTC machines.

“A very consistent year, I’m chuffed to bits, and a massive thank you everyone at Ciceley and all of our sponsors that have done a fantastic job.

“We’re moving to the Mercedes A-Class – so I’m looking forward to next year now.”