Whalley racer enjoys best weekend of career

Adam Morgan celebrates his victory on the podium
Adam Morgan celebrates his victory on the podium

Whalley’s Adam Morgan had the best weekend of his career as the 2014 British Touring Car Championship came to a dramatic close at Brands Hatch.

Having qualified in a season’s best of fifth on Saturday, in Sunday’s first race. Morgan defended his position from the start.

He went on to finish in fifth place, putting him in a good position to fight for a podium in the second race.

Morgan dropped a place at the start, but, in one of the most epic battles of the season, he climbed up to fourth, and, clearly quicker than the leaders, he took the lead on lap 14, before finishing second.

However, winner Jason Plato was given a 20 second penalty for a collision earlier in the race promoting Morgan back up to first place - for his first win of the year and the first win in touring car history for a Mercedes Benz Car.

The final race saw him start from 10th and finish 11th, as he ended the championship 10th overall.