Adam Morgan (racing driver)

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Adam Morgan
Adam morgan silverstone2013.JPG
Nationality  British
Born (1988-10-28) October 28, 1988 (age 25)
Blackburn, (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team WIX Racing
Car no. 33
Former teams Speedworks Motorsport
Starts 79
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 2
Best champ.
finish
7th in 2013
Previous series
2011
2009–10
2008
2008
2006
1996–2004
Ginetta GT Supercup
Ginetta G50 Cup
Ginetta G20 Cup
Ma5da Championship
National Historic Rally Championship
Karting
Championship titles
2011 Ginetta GT Supercup

Adam Morgan (born 28 October 1988 in Blackburn, Lancashire) is a British auto racing driver. He currently drives in the British Touring Car Championship.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Morgan began his career in Cadet Karts from age 8–11 (1996–99), then moved on to higher classes such as Junior TKM and Junior Max. He remained in Karts until 2004.

In 2006, Morgan competed in the National Historic Rally Championship in a Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico. He won 4 out of 7 rallies entered and finished the season second in class.

Morgan made his racing debut in 2008, competing in the Ma5da Championship and two rounds of the Ginetta G20 Cup, where he achieved his first race win at Pembrey.

For 2009, Morgan began racing in the Ginetta G50 Cup for the last two rounds, with a best finish of fourth. He remained in the championship for 2010, finishing in sixth place overall.

Adam proceeded to race with family run Ciceley Racing during the 2011 season, and won the inaugural Ginetta GT Supercup and with it a fully funded British Touring Car drive.

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

Speedworks Motorsport (2012)[edit]

He was the 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup champion, for winning the championship he received a fully funded drive in the 2012 British Touring Car Championship with Speedworks Motorsport paid for by Ginetta.[1] Morgan matched the pace of test driver James Thompson in his first winter test session.[2] He did not finish any of the races in his first meeting at Brands Hatch, he crashed out of the first race and was unable to start the second race. He was caught up in a multi car pileup in race three after oil was deposited on the track by Mat Jackson's car. He started on pole position for the reversed grid third race at Rockingham but lost the lead on the opening lap in the wet conditions, he went on to finish 11th.[3] He took a best finish of 8th in the penultimate round of the season at Silverstone and he finished the season 19th in the drivers' standings.

Ciceley Racing (2013–)[edit]

In November 2012, Morgan announced he would be leaving Speedworks Motorsport and would be driving for his family run Ciceley Racing team in 2013, racing an ex-Dynojet Racing Toyota Avensis.[4]

In September 2013, Ciceley Racing announced it would build an NGTC Mercedes A-Class for the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Ginetta G50/GT Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pen. DC Points
2009 Dynojet Ginetta G50 BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
OUL
1
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

4
ROC
3

5
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

13
BRH
3

6
17th 82
2010 Dynojet Ginetta G50 THR
1

DNS
THR
2

12
THR
3

9
ROC
1

5
ROC
2

3
ROC
3

15
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

4
OUL
1

15
OUL
2

10
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

6
CRO
3

1
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

3
SNE
3

Ret
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

4
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

5
KNO
3

5
DON
1

3
DON
2

13
DON
3

9
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

DNS
−10 6th 425
2011 Ciceley Racing Ginetta G55 G55 BRH
1

2
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

Ret
DON
1

3
DON
2

2
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

2
THR
2

1
THR
3

2
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

4
CRO
1

2
CRO
2

6
CRO
3

7
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

3
SNE
3

1
KNO
1

4
KNO
2

3
KNO
3

4
ROC
1

3
ROC
2

2
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

3
BRH
3

1
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

2
1st 694

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2012 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

Ret
DON
1

15
DON
2

13
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

NC
THR
3

Ret
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

15
CRO
2

20
CRO
3

14
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

10
KNO
1

10
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

11
ROC
1

NC
ROC
2

9
ROC
3

11
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

14
SIL
3

8
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

DNS
19th 50
2013 Ciceley Racing Toyota Avensis BRH
1

7
BRH
2

6
BRH
3

4
DON
1

5
DON
2

5
DON
3

5
THR
1

10
THR
2

8
THR
3

12*
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

7
OUL
3

3
CRO
1

11
CRO
2

8
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

5
SNE
3

4
KNO
1

5
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

9
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

11
ROC
3

11
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

8
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

7
7th 233
2014 WIX Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class BRH
1

13
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

10
DON
1

16
DON
2

14
DON
3

10
THR
1

9
THR
2

8
THR
3

8
OUL
1

18
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

17
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

11
CRO
3

5
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

5
SNE
3

8
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

6
KNO
3

7
ROC
1

-
ROC
2

-
ROC
3

-
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
10th* 126*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.racedriversinc.com/index.php/news/series-news/ginetta-gt-supercup/329-adam-morgan-2012-a-the-btcc
  2. ^ "Morgan matches Thompson pace". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 23 February 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Casillo, Pietro (23 September 2012). "Gordon Shedden wins race three and takes points lead". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Turner, Kevin (5 November 2012). "Adam Morgan to race with family-run Cicely team in 2013 BTCC". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (25 September 2013). "Mercedes to be represented in BTCC 2014 by Ciceley Racing". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 28 September 2013. 

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