BTCC Winners’ Story: Adam Morgan
The 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship saw Adam Morgan scoop the Dunlop #ForeverForward award. With 129 overtakes throughout the campaign, Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport driver Morgan took the honours, beating runner-up Matt Neal by five.
The Lancastrian exemplified his overtaking prowess from the outset at Brands Hatch in April, where he began the opening encounter 22nd on the grid and crossed the line in fifth, making up an impressive 17 places.
“It shows the whole team’s grit and determination. We’ve had some pretty poor results over the year, but we’ve dug deep, kept our heads down, kept focussing and done everything we can to get back to the front of the Championship.
“In a race situation all you’re concerned about is going forward, so you’re looking at the car ahead of you and thinking how you’re going to set yourself up. Sometimes you get lucky, but you’re never really thinking about overtaking, you’re getting in your car and trying to get as high up that order as you possibly can.”
Throughout the 2019 campaign, it seemed 27 places was the number to beat each weekend, with Stephen Jelley notching as many overtakes during the maiden voyage of the season, and Aiden Moffat in both the first and penultimate events of the year.
Six drivers were in contention heading into the final event – with Moffat, Neal and Morgan leading the tables respectively – but it was a commanding drive in round 30 which saw the Mercedes Benz A-Class climb 17 places that sealed him the title.
— Adam Morgan (@AdamMorgan33) November 24, 2019