Mercedes' Adam Morgan has described Thruxton as by far his 'best ever' British Touring Car Championship weekend following a commanding race three victory for WIX Racing.

The 26-year old had already achieved a third place result in race one but a first lap tangle with BMW's Andy Priaulx thwarted Morgan's progress in race two, ending up eighth as a result.

Ironically it was the Ciceley driver's mishap with West Surrey Racing's Priaulx that meant the Mercedes A Class would start the reverse race three grid on pole position.

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Not even an ill-timed safety car period could prevent Morgan in knitting together 19 near perfect laps on his way to claiming a first ever 'outright' BTCC win. The WIX man won at the Brands Hatch finale last year but only after Jason Plato received a post race penalty.

"Yeah it's incredible," Morgan told crash.net. "I've never had a lights to flag victory. The car was absolutely on rails. The guys at WIX have done an amazing job in providing with me a brilliant car.

"Step one was to get the start I needed so that I could pull away. Obviously the safety car messed that up a bit but then car was back underneath me straight from the off. I got the gap and was able to manage it as well. Amazing feeling so a massive thanks to everyone at Ciceley and WIX.

"It was [the safety car] a little bit gutting because I think we had a three second gap but I wasn't too worried. The only thing I was thinking about was getting a break off the restart. I knew I had the confidence in the car to get away, re-establish the gap and bring it home."

Morgan, arguably, now stands as a serious championship contender in sixth place just 16 points adrift from Honda's Gordon Shedden at the top of the table.

"Yeah best weekend I've had in touring cars, by a mile. It's not just for me it's for everyone concerned at WIX. We're a close knit family run team.

"Everyone gets on so well, it makes it even sweeter when you see everyone get so emotional. It's a great atmosphere and I'm loving every minute of it."