WIX Racing's Adam Morgan admits he should have been more forceful in his defence of the lead ahead of Honda's Matt Neal during the penultimate lap of the final British Touring Car Championship race at Knockhill.

The Mercedes A-Class driver led triple BTCC champion Neal into the final two laps of the Knockhill finale, but with a reduced margin after dramatically picking up a piece of debris on the previous tour.

Luckily, Morgan managed to free himself of the errant front bumper but Neal wasted no time in latching his Honda Civic Type-R onto the rear of the race leading A-Class and snatched the position with a late move at the final hairpin.

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"Hopefully I can say it was out of my control. It's not often where you come over the chicane and you've got someone's bumper laid there. I didn't even see it until I hit it," Morgan told crash.net.

"That lap I lost a second and Matt [Neal] made his typical late braking move at the hairpin.

"I'll be kicking myself over that because I know what the Honda's are capable of and I should have defended the corner in a better way. Little mistake on my part but it's always great to bring the car back onto the podium."

Despite his race three misfortunes, Morgan was still pleased to come home in second and believes the way he now conducts himself whilst in the lead of races will lead to more podiums opportunities in the future.

"It's something I've improved on over the last few years and that's leading at the front. Whereas before I'd always be checking my mirrors and trying too hard and that would lead to mistakes," Morgan continued.

"Now, I'm able to put my head down, set consistent lap times and manage to pull away. It's because of that I'm able to get myself into a position to push for more podiums.

"It's all coming good, the car's getting better and better so hopefully - fingers crossed - when can show more at Rockingham."