Clio Cup Ace Morgan Signs With Baporo For Seat Leon Eurocup

2013 Renault UK Clio Cup vice-champion Alex Morgan has signed up to compete in this season’s Seat Leon Eurocup Championship with 2014 series victors Baporo Motorsport.

Morgan competed in the UK Clio Cup for two years, with a tremendous opening campaign in 2013 seeing him notch five podiums including one win en-route to second overall with Team Pyro.

Selected for the prestigious KX Akademy last year, the former single-seater racer secured two race wins and three further podium finishes with Teams’ Champions SV Racing.

Alongside his UK exploits, Morgan also competed in the 2014 Renault Eurocup Clio Championship with Italian team Rangoni Corse, with a pair of podiums making him the highest placed British driver in fifth overall.

For 2015, Morgan is taking on a new challenge with the Seat Leon Eurocup. The Welshman, who turns 28 today (16 April), links up with last year’s Team and Driver’s champions Baporo Motorsport in an expected 27 car entry.

The Seat Leon Eurocup enjoyed a positive maiden season in 2014 - Credit: Seat
The Seat Leon Eurocup enjoyed a positive maiden season in 2014 – Credit: Seat

Whilst Morgan has only tested the Seat once, at Barcelona, he is confident his experience of some of the circuits from his Eurocup Clio and Eurocup Formula Renault days will enable him to start the season strongly as he gets to grips with the new car.

“I have been presented with a fantastic opportunity and challenge for this season. It’s a fairly new championship and new team but I’m delighted to have secured a drive with such well renown team in Baporo,” said Morgan.

“I gained a lot of experience last year in the UK and European Clio racing and I’m brimming with excitement to get this season underway. I have only driven the car once at Barcelona so far and was amazed by the power and grip it generates and I’m really looking forward to pitching myself against the other drivers when we get to Paul Ricard for the season opener.

“It’s going to be a tough championship for sure but I want to aim high. I have a few new circuits to learn but with strong teammates to work with, I’m confident I can progress quickly. It’s going to be a long season and I’m hoping to be quick from the outset so I can maximize my chances of a finishing high in the championship.”

The 2015 season kicks off at Paul Ricard on April 24/26. It goes on to visit Estoril (8/10 May), Silverstone (5/7 June), Red Bull Ring (3/5 July), Nurburgring (18/20 September), Monza (2/4 October) and Catalunya (30 October/1 November).

You can follow Alex’s progress through the season with his exclusive blog on The Checkered Flag and on the official Seat Eurocup website.