Adam Morgan hailed a ‘mega’ race two performance at Snetterton, as he left the Norfolk circuit with another British Touring Car Championship podium to his name.
Morgan had a less than auspicious start to the weekend as he failed to break into the top ten in either of Saturday’s practice sessions, and qualified in 12th – equalling his lowest race one grid slot of the year.
But after storming through the field to seventh on soft tyres in Sunday’s opening encounter, Morgan produced a fine performance in the day’s second race as he held off the West Surrey Racing BMW of Andy Priaulx for most of the 12-lap race to finish in second.
And despite ending the weekend with a 13th in race three, the Ciceley Motorsport driver told TouringCars.Net that he was still delighted to have come away with a fourth podium of the season.
“It’s been mega,” said Morgan, assessing his Sunday. “The car was strong from start to finish.
“I fought really hard to keep Andy behind and it’s something that I’m really quite proud of. People have told me it looked calm but believe me, inside I was working very hard to keep him behind.
“I’m chuffed to bits.”
Morgan’s fine Sunday form was all the more impressive given his Saturday pace, but the 26 year-old said he had remained confident of a strong showing as he and his team adapted to changes in the track following a midweek test.
“We knew we had the pace in the car, but we were here testing on the Wednesday and the track has evolved a bit since then and we didn’t have any new tyres in FP1 or 2.
“We put them on in qualifying but with the track changing we were slightly behind where we should be, but we found some changes in the data that we could make and they’ve worked pretty well.”
A fine defensive drive in race two drew plenty of plaudits, and after being congratulated by Priaulx – a three-time world champion – following their battle, Morgan said his rival’s words were gratefully received.
“It’s always nice and it helps your confidence,” he said. “We’re all nice guys, we all get on and compliment each other where it’s deserved – I appreciate Andy saying that.”