Morgan making his mark in WIX Racing Mercedes
Adam Morgan continued his progress last time out at Knockhill, with the Lancashire driver scoring his biggest points haul of the season in his new-for-2014 WIX Racing Mercedes A Class.
Morgan’s current form has seen him finish inside the top ten on seven consecutive occasions, proving the car’s front-running race pace. Qualifying has been a different story, however, with inconsistent displays producing returns anywhere from eighth to 25th on the grid.
“Qualifying has been difficult this year,” said Adam. “The two free practice sessions were wet at Knockhill and finding the perfect set-up for one car is tricky. The BMWs were flying but they have three cars to test different set-up strategies on. Thankfully my engineer, Paul Ridgway, is the best in the business and he always manages to decipher the data and my feedback, then apply the best possible changes to the A Class Mercedes for race day even if it means burning the midnight oil every Saturday night.”
Adam produced a season’s best drive around the undulating, tight and bumpy circuit in race one. After a superb, uphill, blind start Adam immediately began to pick up places, eventually managing to bring the Ciceley Motorsport-run Mercedes home in a brilliant sixth place.
“I am so grateful to my team as they have again turned the car around overnight,” said a beaming Morgan after the opener. “After yesterday’s appalling weather they have given me a mega car that works perfectly in the dry, I really don’t know how they do it.”
He secured another solid sixth place finish in race two before taking seventh in a sensational reverse grid finale.
“What a solid weekend – Paul and the rest of the Ciceley Motorsport Team worked, as always, so hard and they really did save the day. The strategies and fine tweaks made to the WIX Racing A Class Mercedes were absolutely fantastic and we moved forward all weekend, it was ‘almost’ perfect!”
Adam’s recent points return further cemented his position in the top ten of the overall Drivers’ standings, whilst he remains sixth in the Independents’ order. With Morgan in good form and his Mercedes on-song, the WIX Racing driver will be hoping for yet more progress this weekend at Rockingham.