Adam Morgan admits that his first-ever pole position in the British Touring Car Championship ‘feels like a win’ after the Ciceley Motorsport driver put his Mercedes at the front of the field in Rockingham qualifying.
Morgan put in a late lap in the half-hour qualifying session to secure pole position by a margin of just over a tenth of a second.
In testament to the difficult of Morgan’s achievement, the top 28 cars were covered by just one second in a fiercely-competitive session.
“It’s taken six years and it feels like a win,” said Morgan. “My highest ever qualifying position up until today was third and now I can tick the box, I’m over the moon. We knew we had it in us, it’s just taken forever to get there.
“A massive thanks to the team – they deserve this. We struggled at Croft and we had the pace at Snetterton to be top five in all of the races. Luck wasn’t on our side and I made a few mistakes but I’ve made up for it today.”
With Morgan, who is currently ninth overall in the drivers’ championship standings, starting at the front, he is optimistic of a strong race day, even though rain is forecast at the Corby circuit.
“Tomorrow’s another day and I hope we’ll be able to keep ourselves up the order through all three races.
“The car does feel good and our race pace is stronger than our qualifying pace. We’re not carrying much weight and we’re feeling racy.”