Adam Morgan said that the opportunity to grab a podium in the final Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race at Donington Park was one he could not pass on, even ignoring his own father’s radio calls to be cautious.
The Ciceley Racing driver rounded off an unpredictable weekend at Donington with second place to add to his finishes of eighth and 11th place on Sunday afternoon, moving up to third in the Drivers’ Championship.
Morgan’s race three result was sealed in more dramatic fashion however, Morgan pouncing on a late-race dice for what was third on the road between Dave Newsham and Ashley Sutton by slipping inside both at the final chicane on the last lap.
“It’s one of those moments that you cant plan for – you’ve got to go for it”, Morgan told The Checkered Flag afterwards.
“I had my Dad in my ear in that last race saying ‘take the points….be safe’ and then I came out of Coppice with more traction on Ash and Dave who were having a little bit of a ding dong in the last couple of laps.
“Before I knew it there was a gap opening up and I got alongside, got a squeeze onto the grass and then managed to get the car stopped at the chicane to take P3.”
Gordon Shedden was excluded from the race having finished first on the road, something Morgan said could prove crucial later in the title fight after moving two points ahead of the Scot and within 17 of leader, Tom Ingram.
“I planned for top 10 finishes this weekend and managed to come away with a podium so I’m more than happy with that. Obviously it’s a shame for Gordon, but it’s more points for us and every one counts so we’ll take it.”
Commenting on the treacherous conditions of race three, Morgan said “the first start was pretty horrible to be fair. There were lots of rivers running across the track and, before you know it, you’re aquaplaning sideways everywhere.”
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