Morgan aims to climb into BTCC top 10

Whalley's Adam Morgan
Whalley's Adam Morgan

Whalley rally driver Adam Morgan is looking to climb into the top 10 rankings for the British Touring Car Championships ahead of the third round in Thruxton, Hampshire.

Morgan took to the track for round two of the BTCC at Donington Park, where he recorded a 17th place finish on the opening day despite a qualifying time just 1.096 seconds slower than pole position.

The following day, in heavy rain and high winds, Morgan made a lightening start to climb four places from his 17th place start in the first lap, but after becoming embroiled in a battle for the midfield positions, a mistake at the chicane on lap 10 saw Morgan concede four places to drop to 19th.

He eventually clawed his way back to cross the line in 16th position.

Morgan started the second race well, and the Whalley speedster profited from opposition mistakes as he finished in 14th place on the grid.

The weather lifted in time for the final race of the weekend, and Morgan went on to the attack before finishing 10th, to leave him 11th overall in the championship.