Morgan makes his mark with race three win
Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan claimed victory in the final Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship contest at Donington Park, making it three different winners from the three races at the Leicestershire circuit.
Pole-sitter Rory Butcher held on initially off the line, but reigning champion Ash Sutton and Morgan had nipped by the AmD MG6 before the end of the first lap.
There was drama further behind, which eventually sent Senna Proctor, James Cole, Sam Tordoff, Brett Smith and Josh Price out of the race. The multiple car collision left several machines stricken all over the track, and a safety car was subsequently called.
The all-important challenge for the lead came on lap eight as Morgan scythed his way past Sutton’s Subaru Levorg at the final chicane, with the latter immediately falling into the clutches of the chasing pack.
Rob Collard and Aiden Moffat were busy making progress as they both muscled their way by Tom Ingram’s Toyota in a duel attack for fourth, whilst Josh Cook’s Vauxhall was now in second.
When the dust settled it was Morgan claiming victory, just from Cook, whilst Moffat made it two Mercedes’ on the podium for the first time.
Collard claimed fourth from his charging stablemate Andrew Jordan, after the BMW Pirtek Racing man surged through from 18th on the grid.
Sutton secured seventh at the finish, ahead of another spirited drive from Matt Neal – the three-time champion leaving his best performance until last on the day.
Ingram was bullied down the order late on and finished eighth, with Tom Chilton and Jake Hill completing the top ten positions – the latter having made a number of eye-cathing passes.
The only other incident of note was a clash between Dan Cammish and Chris Smiley at the Craner Curves whilst battling for fourth – contact firing both cars into retirement.
2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – Round 6 – Donington Park
1 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport 19 laps
2 Josh COOK (GBR) Power Maxed TAG Racing +0.368s
3 Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +9.500s
4 Rob COLLARD (GBR) Team BMW +10.023s
5 Andrew JORDAN (GBR) BMW Pirtek Racing +10.266s
6 Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing +11.831s
7 Matt NEAL (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +12.109s
8 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Speedworks Motorsport +12.577s
9 Tom CHILTON (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +14.932s
10 Jake HILL (GBR) Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing +15.147s
11 Rob AUSTIN (GBR) DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing +18.964s
12 James NASH (GBR) BTC Norlin Racing +19.046s
13 Rory BUTCHER (GBR) AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing +19.513s
14 Matt SIMPSON (GBR) Simpson Racing +22.747s
15 Mike BUSHELL (GBR) Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing +24.411s
16 Ollie JACKSON (GBR) AmD with Cobra Exhausts +25.453s
17 Stephen JELLEY (GBR) Team Parker Racing +25.647s
18 Jason PLATO (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing +27.450s
19 Michael CAINE (GBR) Team HARD with Trade Price Cars +28.110s
20 Bobby THOMPSON (GBR) Team HARD with Trade Price Cars +28.497s
21 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +29.002s
22 Tom OLIPHANT (GBR) Ciceley Motorsport +38.524s
23 Jack GOFF (GBR) WIX Racing with Eurotech +42.987s
24 Sam SMELT (GBR) AmD with Cobra Exhausts +55.817s
NC Chris SMILEY (GBR) BTC Norlin Racing +4 laps
DNF Dan CAMMISH (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +8 laps
DNF Tom BOARDMAN (GBR) AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing +9 laps
DNF Senna PROCTOR (GBR) Power Maxed TAG Racing +18 laps
DNF James COLE (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +19 laps
DNF Sam TORDOFF (GBR) Team GardX Racing with Motorbase +19 laps
DNF Brett SMITH (GBR) WIX Racing with Eurotech +19 laps
DNF Josh PRICE (GBR) Autoglym Academy Racing +19 laps