Adam Morgan was gracious about the contact with Mat Jackson that curtailed his running in the opening British Touring Car Championship race of the weekend at Croft.
Morgan was forced to head for the pit lane at around half distance after contact with the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST into the final hairpin caused damage to the rear-left suspension on the WIX Racing Mercedes A-Class of Morgan.
The two had been running in a gaggle of NGTC machines fighting among the lower reaches of the top ten.
Despite expressing his frustration at retiring from the opening contest, Morgan accepted the situation was largely out of Jackson’s control and accepted an apology from the former series runner-up.
“We were going round the hairpin, I was two or three car lengths ahead of Mat Jackson so I didn’t have to defend, so I took a nice wide line trying to get a run out of it.” explained Morgan.
“As I got halfway round that corner I then got a whack on the inside.”
“Mat’s been straight over to see me, which is really nice of him. Obviously at the time, I was furious, but he’s been over to apologise and said he got a whack from behind as well so I don’t think it was his fault, [I think it was a] concertina effect and I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The Thruxton race-winner also admitted that the remainder of the weekend around the tight 2.13 mile Croft circuit is now a matter of damage limitation as he looks to minimize the gap to his championship rivals at the summit of the standings.
“We’ve got a lot of overtaking to do. Starting pretty much at the back, we can’t see the lights, we’ve got a lot to do. Hopefully we’ll try and get into the top fifteen and salvage some points and then have another go in race three.”
The second race gets underway at 14:39.