Morgan eighth after penultimate round

Adam Morgan in action at Silverstone'''''''Report and picture: Davai Goosey
Adam Morgan in action at Silverstone'''''''Report and picture: Davai Goosey

Whalley’s Adam Morgan was in action as the British Touring Car Championship took to the track for the penultimate round last weekend at the world-famous Silverstone circuit.

With 23 cars within a second of pole position, qualifying was a hectic affair.

Morgan qualified 13th, just 0.4 of a second away from pole position.

Starting well, Morgan battled to hold his position, side by side with Mike Bushell for almost the entire first lap, glued to the back of Rob Austin’s Audi, while at the same time trying to keep an eye on his tea mate Aiden Moffat, who was advancing up the order behind him.

Moffat eventually caught up with Morgan on lap seven, and after a brief battle, pushed his way past.

Morgan was not finished though, and continued to hound his team mate, eventually getting back past him in the final few laps to finish in 12th place.

Based on his fastest lap from race one, Morgan started the next race of the day in 20th place, which is never ideal.

Gaining a place at the start, Adam got on with the job in hand and rapidly made his way up the order.

Gaining a place every few laps, Morgan was soon heading towards the points positions, but after losing time with a couple of battles, he was running out of laps.

Eventually the chequered flag halted his charge, and he crossed the line in 11th position, not as high up as he wanted, but an important points finish never the less.

Starting from 11th put Morgan in a good position for the final race of the day.

Gaining an impressive three places on the first lap, his charge was halted by the safety car coming out at the start of the second lap. After four laps the race was back on, but try as he might, Morgan could not find a way past Gordon Shedden in seventh.

Keeping pressure on right to the chequered flag, Morgan was forced to settle for eighth place.

Morgan now sits eighth in the championship with 226 points. The final round of the 2015 championship takes place in two weeks’ time at Brands Hatch Circuit.