“Tyre Failure” The Cause Of Adam Morgan Shunt In FP1

Adam Morgan said that a tyre failure was the cause of his accident in the opening Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship practice session at Thruxton.

The Ciceley Motorsport driver finished 10th overall in the 40-minute session, but was also the cause of a red flag period when his Mercedes A-Class left the road at the opening right-hander, Allard.

A tyre failure was apparently the cause as Morgan ploughed into the tyre barriers, the former Ginetta GT Supercup champion emerging unscathed from the shunt.

“It was a tyre failure that caused it coming through turn one”, Morgan confirmed when speaking to The Checkered Flag afterwards.

“I was on a race run and then, going on to lap 15 I think it was, it just went.

“There was no sign of it coming – it just went and I went straight into the tyre wall.”

Morgan says the damage to the A-Class was mostly cosmetic however, admitting that he hopes to be back in action as early as Saturday’s second practice session from 12:40pm.

“It will be [repaired]”, Morgan stated when questioned. “We’ll be out for FP2 I’m sure.

“It’s mainly cosmetic. The car held up pretty well to be honest, but I’m okay which is good.”

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