WIX Racing's Adam Morgan has suggested his BTCC P10 starting slot doesn't necessarily reflect the true performance of the Mercedes A Class at Oulton Park.

The Ciceley driver fell from sixth to tenth late on in yesterday's qualifying session after failing to build upon a strong opening run.

Morgan arrives into today's [Sunday] first race as one of the form driver's of the championship following a commanding maiden 'lights-to-flag' victory last time out at Thruxton.

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"I thought we finished P6 but when I came into the pit-lane, my engineer told me I was tenth. I was gutted, I thought I had P6," Morgan told crash.net.

"Everyone was getting quicker and quicker but we only used two sets of tyres, so we didn't use any race tyres, which has put us in good shape for Sunday."

Despite starting amid a cluster of machinery in tenth, Morgan intends to deploy the same tactic he utilised at Thruxton, in finding some space and unleashing a hot-lap to boost him back up the order for race two.

"Our race pace has always been strong. Hopefully we can find a bit of space in race one and get a lap time in to put us up there in race two.

"It's very easy to say but when you've got eight cars breathing down your neck, trying to find a bit of space and put a lap in is pretty difficult," Morgan continued.

"We'll do what we can but I think our best chance tomorrow is to get a lap time in and get up the front for race two.

"We're not as bad as we're making out to be. I think up ahead of us, all those cars that put time in front of us are all carrying more weight than us have done a really good job. We're just hoping their tyres will go off so we can pick them off at the end."

Sitting sixth in standings and 16-points off leader Gordon Shedden, Morgan stands as a genuine title contender given his recent run of results.

"It is weird knowing I'm up there in the championship at the moment. It does affect the way I race a little bit but at the same time I want to take one race at a time, keep the points ticking over."