Adam Morgan is confident of a strong result during qualifying for this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship meeting at Thruxton after a brace of strong practice sessions.
Morgan, who arrives at the challenging 2.3 Hampshire circuit placed third in the standings, opened his weekend’s work with second in first practice before cementing it with third spot in FP2.
The Ciceley Racing driver secured a hat-trick of podiums at Thruxton last year, with Morgan confident the performance of the car in practice is putting him a position to repeat the feat.
“We’ve a few setup changes to make but overall the pace was strong and we seem to have found a setup where we’ve got strong race pace as well so we’re happy with that,” said Morgan.
“If we could come away from here with a podium or just three top tens it’d be mega. I am aiming for a podium this weekend. Whatever happens I’ll keep plugging away to get good points.
“The car just seems to work here, and it always has done. It looks after its tyres well, it handles well through the tight stuff and it’s got good balance. Whether it’s a combination of me and the car, I don’t know but we always seem to come here and it does work.
He also revealed that the team discovered during testing that their setup from the opening two weekends at Brands Hatch and Donington Park was found to be below-par for this weekend, forcing the team down a different setup route.
“We learned at the test that the setup we’ve been using at Brands and Donington doesn’t work around here and straight away it’s been a different car since we’ve made the change – it’s so much more driveable. We’re confident and we’re looking to be near the front in qualifying.”