CAR GODS WITH CICELEY MOTORSPORT OPTIMISTIC FOR DONINGTON PARK WEEKEND
After battling through a tough weekend at Silverstone, Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport drivers Adam Morgan and Tom Chilton are heading to Donington Park (9/10 October) hoping to put the bad luck during recent rounds of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship behind them, at a circuit which last year saw both drivers consistently bag points throughout the weekend.
The pair will be aiming to capitalise on the returning Top Ten Showdown qualifying format in Leicestershire, after Chilton narrowly missed out at Silverstone and an engine change for Morgan meant the team struggled to put an optimum set-up on the car during the initial session.
Having survived his most challenging weekend of the campaign to date last time out, including a non-finish in the opening race, Morgan heads to Donington Park determined to get things back on track in his tenth year in the BTCC.
While his last trip to the podium on the 1.98-mile circuit came in the shape of a victory in 2018, Morgan’s record of points finishes there sits at 22 out of a possible 27, so this weekend could see the Lancashire racer add to his tally.
As Chilton – also a Donington Park race winner – continues his adjustment to rear-wheel drive machinery in 2021, the 36-year-old is aiming to build on the pace and potential he showed at Silverstone with a little more luck in Leicestershire.
With Morgan sitting 11th in the Drivers’ Standings, while Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport holds eighth in the Teams’ battle, consistent points will be the squad’s goal this weekend, with all of Sunday’s race day action available on ITV4 from 1125.
“We go to Donington Park with optimism, intent on putting on a good show for our sponsors,” said Commercial Director Norman Burgess. “It is a different kind of circuit [than Silverstone] and neither car will carry success weight into race one, so that will give us an opportunity to score good results. Off-track, a huge crowd and good weather at Silverstone gave the BTCC a real buzz again and all our guests were delighted to be back at a circuit and cheering on the Car Gods, so roll on Donington!”