Adam Morgan says that Ciceley Racing have the pace to challenge Tom Ingram in the second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Brands Hatch.
Morgan fought from sixth on the grid to third in the season opener at the Indy circuit in Kent, pursuing the Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R of Gordon Shedden in the final laps.
The Ciceley Racing man sung praises of the Mercedes A-Class afterwards, telling The Checkered Flag “our car felt really strong. I’m really happy and I felt that if I’d had another six clean laps I’d have had a better opportunity to attack Gordon [Shedden].
“I think Gordon had some electrical issues because he said his dash was lighting up.
“Everybody was in the same conditions yesterday. Jeff [Smith] was on pole on merit, but in the race I knew I needed to get by him quickly and that opportunity was presented to me when Gordon overtook him.
“I’ll take the points, take the podium and it’s all good. Happy days.”
Race one was won comfortably by the weekend’s pace-setter, Tom Ingram, but Morgan says that the race pace of the Mercedes showed encouraging signs that the Speedworks Motorsport man could be beaten in race two.
“We’ve quite a bit of work with the car. We’ve tried a new set-up and it’s working at the moment and feels fairly comfortable to drive”, Morgan added.
“I’m confident for races two and three now. Ingram has obviously got a very good car around here and his track record at Brands isn’t too bad either, but we’ve tested with weight on board and the car is good on its tyres. We’ll see.”