Adam Morgan Takes Lights-To-Flag Win At Thruxton

Adam Morgan took a lights-to-flag victory in the final race of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship’s visit to Thruxton, his second win in the series.

The Ciceley Racing man held on to his pole position from the reverse grid scenario, beating front row starter Andrew Jordan into Allard for the first time to earn a lead he would never lose.

The Mercedes driver, winner at Brands Hatch’s visit last October, held on even after a safety car interruption in the latter half of the race to eventually beat the Triple Eight MG6 GT by 1.4s.

Third place went to Sam Tordoff, the West Surrey Racing driver picking up his first podium for the BMW squad, while Colin Turkington finished a solid fourth and top BMR Racing driver of the race to move up to second in the standings.

Race one winner Gordon Shedden finished inside the top four to hold onto his newly-acquired championship lead, while his team-mate Matt Neal stormed through the field to grab sixth place. The triple BTCC champion had started 25th on the grid after his race two non-finish, but cut his way through the field, completing his charge with a successful move on Jason Plato‘s BMR Volkswagen CC at Church.

A difficult day for Aron Smith ended with an eighth place finish, while a star drive came from Josh Cook who fought through the field from 18th on the grid to ninth – surviving a tangle with Power Maxed Racing team-mate Dave Newsham at the Complex.

Tom Ingram rounded out the top 10, while WSR’s remaining pair of BMWs finished 13th and 14th in the hands of Andy Priaulx and Rob Collard.

The safety car interruption was caused by an off for Warren Scott at Noble, while Hunter Abbott and Aiden Moffat both suffered spins in their own personal battle during the encounter.