WIX Racing's Adam Morgan becomes the British Touring Car Championship's third winner in as many races after holding his nerve against the threat of BMW's Sam Tordoff and Jack Goff at Brands Hatch.

Morgan successfully soaked up a race long torrent of pressure from Tordoff and Goff, while also coping with a degrading soft tyre, to record his third BTCC victory.

Tordoff predictably led away from pole position but it didn't take long for Morgan to make his mark on the race after successfully holding second ahead of the second BMW of Jack Goff.

Making the most of the soft tyre's enhanced level of grip, Morgan immediately pounced on the race leading BMW into Paddock Hill and snatched the ascendency away from Tordoff, just two laps into the race.

But, for the third time in as many races, the safety car was called upon as the marshals recovered the gravel stricken Kelvin Fletcher and Mark Howard.

Once the safety car came back in, Morgan set about the task of creating as much as a gap as possible whilst the soft tyres were still in their optimum performance window.

The WIX Racing Mercedes A-Class made good use of the extra grip but Tordoff and Goff managed to keep themselves within striking distance by holding the gap to just over 1.5 seconds.

As predicted, the threat of BMW grew ever larger as the race progressed, meaning Morgan faced a relentless two pronged attack during the final laps.

But for everything Tordoff and Goff threw at the race leader, Morgan held his line, and indeed his nerve, while the BMW's began to attack each other for second position. Just 0.4's covered the front three as they crossed the line.

Motorbase Peformance's Andrew Jordan recovered from a spectacular opening corner to snatch fourth away from Honda's Matt Neal in the dying stages of the race.

Jordan's race almost ended on the opening but managed to recover his car from a seemingly race threatening slide.

WSR's Rob Collard staged a typically forceful fightback up the order after his race two woes and salvaged sixth ahead of an impressive race three performance from Eurotech's Jeff Smith in seventh.

Aron Smith, Aiden Moffat and Ashley Sutton completed the top ten, following a bruising near race long tussle.

 

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