Adam Morgan Laments Weekend To Forget
Adam Morgan suffered a weekend to forget at Snetterton as his front-running pace went unrewarded with mechanical issues preventing him scoring any points.
The Ciceley Motorsport driver kicked off the second half of the season on the right foot by qualifying his Mercedes Benz A-Class in sixth, but that was to be as good as it got.
Running comfortably in sixth during the opening encounter, Morgan’s aspirations of a podium went out the window when he slowed suddenly due to a driveshaft failure, forcing him to retire.
“The driveshaft broke,” Morgan explained. “We were doing really well and had great pace so I was confident that I could have gained more places before the end, maybe even a podium, but then the driveshaft changed the whole complexion of our weekend. With the results of the first race dictating the grid for race two, that put us on the back foot straight away.”
Forced to fight his way from the back of the grid in race two, the Mac Tools-backed driver finished clawed his way back to 19th from the back of the grid.
Chasing a points finish in the reverse grid encounter, the multiple race winner ran as high as 11th but again found himself out of luck, this time retiring due to the battery terminal shaft touching the bodywork and causing a shortage.
“I am gutted, he said. “That is another non-score which is really bad for the championship, but if I look at the start of the weekend and that last race, there is a lot to be positive about. The car’s pace was excellent before we had the driveshaft break and the lads worked wonders for race three because the car felt like it was on rails.
“I was really confident that I could be in the top 10, maybe even the top eight, but in the end it wasn’t to be. I walked away from the car into the truck and heard the ITV team saying: ‘Adam’s miserable weekend continues’. That summed it up, really!
“We go to Knockhill next and we have always gone well there so I am eager to get back on track and put this weekend behind us. We will spend a lot of time making sure that we don’t suffer any mechanical dramas again and with the car now having a really good set-up once again, I can’t wait to get back on track and back on the podium.”
Article originally written on Tuesday, 1 August 2017. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.