Thruxton winner Adam Morgan hailed a ‘perfect’ race three performance, the Mercedes man targeting more of the same for the remainder of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.
Ciceley Racing‘s Morgan was a top-10 runner all weekend at the high-speed Hampshire circuit, claiming a race one podium before eighth place in race two set him up for a lights-to-flag victory from pole position in the final encounter of the day.
“Race three was just perfect,” Morgan told The Checkered Flag after his second career BTCC win. “Normally you come up with a plan and lot of the time it never really works, but we came through lights-to-flag.
“It has been a mega weekend for the team though, to qualify on the second row and then back it up with a podium and win is something we only dreamed of coming here this weekend.”
A safety car interruption deployed to removed Warren Scott‘s crashed BMR Racing Volkswagen CC gave Morgan’s rivals a second bite at the cherry to attack, but an early break on the restart was crucial to securing the lights-to-flag success.
“I had a three-second gap over Andrew and then I saw Warren’s car on the side of the track and had a feeling that there could be a safety car. But I was so confident with the car underneath me that once I got the break again, I could just manage the car home.”
The win backed up a second podium of the season earlier in the day at the Hampshire circuit, the Mercedes driver now sixth in the championship and 16 points adrift of series leader, Gordon Shedden.
Now showing consistent front-running form, Morgan remained coy on a potential title assault in 2015 at such an early stage, but did not rule out overall glory with confidence on a high.
He concluded: “The car is constantly under development and we’re bringing in new things all the time. It is an amazing feeling to be battling with the likes of works manufacturers and some really world class drivers.
“This is where I want to be in the championship so if it amounts, battling for the overall or Independents’ title would be brilliant.”