BTCC »

Thruxton: Morgan pleased to avoid race one mayhem

Adam Morgan: It all kicked off at turn one, so straight from the off I got myself in the right place at the right time for most of it.
WIX Racing's Adam Morgan says avoiding the multitude of mayhem during the opening British Touring Car Championship race at Thruxton was key in securing his second win of the 2016 season.

Morgan became the season's first driver to reach two race victories after pedalling away from a heated chasing pack. The Mercedes A-Class was over three-seconds ahead of Honda's Matt Neal when a puncture for the triple-champion created a messy multi-car pileup.

The race already had its fair share of incidents prior to the red-flag but Morgan - apart from a couple of close skirmishes - managed to keep his nose clean for the majority of the race.

"It all kicked off at turn one, so straight from the off I got myself in the right place at the right time for most of it," said Morgan.

"The thing was, everybody seemed to be conserving the tyres, but so were we. We were really pushing the cars hard and taking loads of time out of them around the back, then I found myself in the lead.

“Matt [Neal] defended really heavily which allowed me to get up the road. From then on it was case of getting regular updates from my Dad of what the gap was, how I should drive and how to keep that gap the same.”

Despite the majority of Morgan's race looking to be a picture of serenity, the WIX Racing driver did admit to struggling with an overly worn front left tyre.

The 11-lap encounter produced a number of punctures as track conditions continue to ramp up in hot conditions.

Morgan believes the increased performance - enhanced by the new RML suspension kit - has created more load for the tyres to take.

"The front left was definitely suffering - it's hard work. I feel sorry for Aiden [Moffat] that he didn't make it, but I'll take that P1!" Morgan continued.

"It was difficult for the first couple laps. Matt gave me a tough time getting past him, but then it all about getting the head down and saying, "let's go".

“It's really hot today and, the fact that the RML components definitely work the car harder makes it much more of a tyre management race rather than an out-and-out performance race.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Adam Morgan (GBR) Wix Racing Mercdes A Class
WSR BMW
WSR BMW
WSR BMW
WSR BMW
WSR BMW
WSR BMW
WSR BMW  - Gardx / JCT 600 teams champions
WSR BMW  - Gardx / JCT 600 teams champions
WSR BMW
Tom Wrigley
James and Derek Weller
James and Derek Weller
BTCC Trophy
BTCC Trophy
BTCC Trophy
BTCC Trophy
BTCC Trophy

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.