Early break pays dividends as Adam Morgan wins final race

Early break pays dividends as Adam Morgan wins final race

Photo: Still/PSP

Ciceley Racing’s Adam Morgan made an early break and stretched his advantage to win the final British Touring Car Championship race at Thruxton.

The lighter Mercedes A-Class got the better of Power Maxed Racing’s Senna Proctor at the start and held the lead through Allard, with Sam Tordoff’s Ford Focus ST behind unable to challenge.

That would have remained the order to the chequered flag, if not for a mid-race surge from Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff to put his Honda Civic Type R onto the second step of the rostrum.

The result means Morgan usurps race two winner Josh Cook as the new championship leader by a single marker heading to the next meeting at Oulton Park in three weeks’ time.

He also picks up the Independent Drivers’ win, denying Tordoff a hat-trick.

Colin Turkington leaves Hampshire with the largest haul of points after the Team BMW racer held fifth in a ballast-laden BMW 125i M Sport, sixth tenths clear of Cook.

Tom Ingram rounded out a damage limitation exercise of a weekend in seventh, and courtesy of his overtaking masterclass in the middle contest wins the Dunlop Forever Forward stakes for round three.

Opening race winner Matt Neal took his Honda Civic Type R FK8 to eighth, with Chris Smiley making it a hat-trick of top tens in ninth, and local racer Rob Collard tenth.

Race result

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 33 Adam MORGAN MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 20:55.978 1:17.412 1
2 31 Jack GOFF WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 16 2.433 1:17.589 7
3 18 M Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 3.147 1:17.383 2
4 600 Sam TORDOFF Team GardX Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 16 5.045 1:17.786 3
5 2 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 16 5.994 1:17.713 5
6 66 M Josh COOK Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 6.544 1:17.812 6
7 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 16 6.922 1:17.060 11
8 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 7.722 1:17.831 4
9 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 12.985 1:18.006 9
10 5 M Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 16 13.205 1:17.555 15
11 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 16 15.23 1:17.643 8
12 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 16.601 1:17.753 13
13 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 16.809 1:17.764 25
14 6 Rory BUTCHER AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 16 17.12 1:17.980 18
15 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 17.35 1:17.675 14
16 11 Rob AUSTIN DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta 16 17.83 1:18.069 12
17 24 Jake HILL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 16 21.896 1:18.131 17
18 12 Tom BOARDMAN AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 16 24.707 1:17.993 21
19 15 Tom OLIPHANT Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 25.488 1:18.048 30
20 1 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 16 26.026 1:17.486 10
21 60 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 16 26.399 1:17.728 24
22 19 Bobby THOMPSON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 16 26.805 1:18.204 19
23 14 James NASH BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 27.1 1:18.759 20
24 20 James COLE Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 16 27.368 1:18.386 29
25 44 Michael CAINE Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 16 27.587 1:18.813 26
26 23 Sam SMELT AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 16 34.62 1:18.763 23
27 21 Mike BUSHELL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 15 1 Lap 1:18.583 28
R 28 Josh PRICE Autoglym Academy Racing Subaru Levorg GT 10 DNF 1:18.755 22
R 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 9 DNF 1:18.029 16
R 39 Brett SMITH WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 3 DNF 1:19.149 27
NS 99 M Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT DNS N/A
NS 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport DNS N/A