ADAM MORGAN TARGETING CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE WITH CICELEY MOTORSPORT

Adam Morgan has his sights set on a Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title challenge in 2018 after confirming he will remain with Ciceley Motorsport.

At the wheel of the Mercedes Benz A-Class, Morgan endured an up and down season last year as a string of front running results ground to a halt in the mid-part of the year, subsequently seeing him score no points in the next six races and ended his hopes of championship glory.

Turning down other offers that were presented during the winter break, the Lancashireman is keen to see what can be achieved with the family-run outfit.

“I need to get right up the championship points table this year,” said Morgan. “Last year was going so well up until Oulton Park and Croft, when a fire at the former and an engine problem at the latter really put us on the back foot.

“We were third in the standings heading to Oulton but then had six races without a point, and that really did for us. The BTCC is so tight, which is brilliant in one way but disastrous in another. If you don’t have a good qualifying then it can ruin your weekend and a mechanical drama during race one is an absolute nightmare.

“The competiveness to me is the addiction as a driver and the BTCC is the best championship out there for both drivers and their teams. It was nice to be thought of by other teams but my sponsors are loyal to me and the BTCC Independents’ and Drivers’ Championships are my sole aim, and so I have elected to stay with the guys at Ciceley.”

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